The Environmental Health (EH) Unit is the first place to contact if you want to:
- Install a new sewage treatment system (STS)
- Alter your existing STS
- Replace your existing STS
- Abandon your existing STS
We offer a full range of services from the site and soil evaluation to system design (depending on the system complexity required) and inspections.
We will work with you to ensure a comprehensive review of your system, property, and water use to determine the best solutions for proper wastewater treatment for your home or to determine the correct repair of a malfunctioning system.
A permit to install or alter a system must be obtained before beginning any construction or repair activities on a system.
Individuals may either request a parcel or tract of property be evaluated by EH Unit to determine the feasibility of installing a new or replacement sewage treatment system (STS) to serve a one, two or three family dwelling or a small flow on-site sewage treatment system (SFOSTS) for facilities which would generate less than 1000 gallons per day by any the following methods.
Please allow 5 working days for design plan approval. After the submission of the soil evaluation and plot plan design with $125 review fee to the EH Unit for review and approval
Plot plans will not be reviewed unless the review fee is paid.
Once the newly installed septic system is approved for use with submitted as-built information & the system passes a 12-month inspection an operating permit will be issued.
You can check out the program overview below as well as information for each type of system.
Soil-based septic system installations must have prior approval by the EH Unit to begin construction from November 1 to April 30.
View the basic overview of the different types of STS components, the different type of STS systems and the associated maintenance with each system.
Nearly one-fifth of American households depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater and failure to maintain a septic system can lead to backups, malfunctions and early failures that can result is costly repairs. The EPA's SepticSmart programs educate homeowners about the proper system care and maintenance all year long.