Introduction Wastewater solutions for any buildable lot or area using small onsite systems are now possible; however, the lack of an adequate regulatory framework makes it hard for the public to effectively use such systems. From a technology point of view, the onsite industry is already into the 21st century; however, from the perspective of managing onsite systems and the regulatory framework for managed onsite systems, the industry is still quite behind. There is much discussion about the importance of permanent operation and maintenance for onsite systems. Can this goal be achieved today by the formation of onsite management entities? Currently, the regulatory framework necessary for such entities to offer wastewater services using onsite systems does not exist. Regulations are needed that are progressive and effective, and regulators are needed who are held accountable for their actions and inactions while regulating the onsite industry.