Sewage Treatment Systems Overview

The Water Quality Program monitors the proper treatment and disposal of all wastewater for household and small flow and semi-public sewage treatment systems in a manner which will protect surface and groundwater from contamination.

This program also reviews, inspects and regulates new sewage systems, replacement systems and sewage system alterations.

Sewage Treatment System Rules (OAC 3701-29)

On January 1, 2015, new Sewage Treatment System Rules (Ohio Administrative Code 3701-29) became effective for the entire State of Ohio. There are significant changes within the rules that will affect sewage system installers, service providers, septage haulers, home owners and local health departments. Information is available on the Ohio Department of Health’s website that explains some of these changes and requirements. We have also provided a PDF version of the new Sewage Treatment System Rules for your convenience and review.

What We Do

Investigate

nuisances created by failing sewage systems

Issue

permits for installation, alteration and abandonment of sewage systems

Review

sewage variance requests to present to the Board

Inspect

small flow and semi-public sewage disposal systems for the Ohio EPA

Conduct

operation/maintenance programs which include annual inspections of off-lot discharging systems

Review

plans for subdivisions without access to public water or sewer

Review

lot splits

Provide

consultations on proposed alterations or replacement of existing systems

Review

building plans for residential new construction and modification on existing residential sites

Review

plans for residential swimming pools

Inspect

sewage treatment systems for real estate transfers

Inspect

pumper/tank trucks to assure proper cleaning, transportation and disposal methods

Inspectors and the Areas They Serve

Nathan Ralph
Supervisor
(614) 525-3909
 Email Nathan

Vacant
 Administrative Assistant
(614) 525-3909
 Email Nathan
For questions about fees & permits

Below is a list of the inspectors and the areas that they serve:

(614) 525-5092
 Email Adrian

Cities
Grove City

Villages
Valleyview
Urbancrest

Townships
Clinton
Truro
Hamilton
Mifflin
Franklin
Jackson

(614) 525-3734
 Email Kevin

Cities
Gahanna
New Albany
Westerville
Bexley
Whitehall
Pickerington
Reynoldsburg
Groveport
Canal Winchester

Villages
Minerva Park
Obetz
Brice
Lockbourne

Townships
Blendon
Jefferson
Plain
Sharon
Madison

(614) 525-4928
 Email James

Cities
Hilliard
Dublin
Grandview Heights
Upper Arlington

Villages
Riverlea
Marble Cliff
Harrisburg

Townships
Brown
Norwich
Washington
Perry
Prairie
Pleasant

Forms

Plan Review Forms

Residential Swimming Pool

(where water & sewer aren't available)

Other Forms

 

Sewage System Maintenance for Homeowners

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find information on an existing septic system at a property?

Please submit a public records request to receive any information that may be available for a specific property.