The Office of Environmental Health offers these services:
- Drilling water wells on home sites
- Connecting homes to rural water
- Installing septic tanks
- Providing maintenance for existing facilities
Services must be installed at the primary residence only. The applicant is responsible for the regular maintenance and care of the facilities installed at the site. The process of obtaining services requires time for processing the applications, approval, and design of facilities, scheduling, and construction. The initial processing begins when a completed application is turned in with a copy of the warranty deed, Tribal membership card, and verification that the home is their primary residence located in one of the five counties served by OEH — Pottawatomie, Cleveland, Lincoln, Logan, and Oklahoma. The service provided is a one-time service that is funded through Indian Health Services.
There is a one-year warranty on the services provided through the program. After one year, the homeowner is responsible for the maintenance of their water and/or septic service. Each participant is given training on the type of system received for the proper care.