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
nuisances created by failing sewage systems
permits for installation, alteration and abandonment of sewage systems
sewage variance requests to present to the Board
small flow and semi-public sewage disposal systems for the Ohio EPA
operation/maintenance programs which include annual inspections of off-lot discharging systems
plans for subdivisions without access to public water or sewer
consultations on proposed alterations or replacement of existing systems
building plans for residential new construction and modification on existing residential sites
plans for residential swimming pools
sewage treatment systems for real estate transfers
pumper/tank trucks to assure proper cleaning, transportation and disposal methods
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.