CHNS Invites Public to Comment on Proposed
New Septic System for NPS Housing Are
Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) is proposing to replace the
current septic system serving the park housing units near the Cape
Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton, NC. This system includes a lift station,
septic drain fields, wastewater systems, and all associated electrical
This septic system has been in operation since the late 1960s and
requires replacement because pumps, alarm systems, and septic drain
fields are failing. In addition, when the septic drain field becomes
oversaturated it does not function properly.
The Seashore has prepared an Environmental Assessment to fully analyze
the impacts of installing a new septic system within the park’s housing
area that would meet the following project objectives:
the housing septic system out of flood prone areas so that so that
housing occupants can remain in place with an operational septic system
that is more resilient to local flooding.
Create a long-term septic system that would be in compliance with Public Health and Safety Regulations
Improve maintenance operations of the housing septic facilities and septic drain fields
The Environmental Assessment is available for public comment for 30 days online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/caha_BuxtonHousingSeptic
from March 30 until April 29. Comments can also be mailed to:
Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Dr,
Manteo, NC 27954.