The objective of this guideline is to facilitate all ULBs in Maharashtra to prepare an integrated faecal sludge management plan and implement a full septage management service in their cities. This would cover aspects across the service chain of on-site sanitation including safe collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal/reuse of the treated faecal sludge for all type of residential and non-residential properties (except industrial properties). These guidelines for seek to provide urban local bodies with knowledge and procedures of preparing a septage management plan. These guidelines also discuss other aspects related to regulation, monitoring and awareness generation that are needed in sustainable implementation of septage management in their cities. The septage management plan would help ULBs improve overall sanitation in their towns.