How Do I Get A Septic Tank Approval Letter?

  • To apply for a permit, download and complete an Application Form (DH4015, page 1) and submit it, along with a Site Plan (DH4015, page 2), a building floor plan, and the required application fee to your county’s department of health office.

Do I need permission for a septic tank?

The short answer is yes. You will need planning permission from a local authority in order to have a septic tank installed, no matter if it’s at your own home or on a business site.

What is a septic disclosure?

Wells and Septic Systems Well disclosure, specifically, means that the seller informs the buyer about the condition, location, and status of any and all wells on a property. Septic systems are responsible for treating and disposing of sewage when a home is not serviced by a public septic system.

How do I get a perk test in Tennessee?

The process is fairly simple in most counties. You fill out a form and provide the perk test results. You also need your property plat with a general idea of where the home will sit. For more information on requirements and fees visit the State of Tennessee Dept of the Environment and Conservation.

How do I get a septic license in Tennessee?

Applicants must score seventy (70) percent correct or above to be granted a permit. Applicants must satisfactorily install a conventional/alternative subsurface sewage disposal system under the supervision of a person designated by the Department. Permits expire on December 31 each year and must be renewed.

How do I get a septic tank license in Tennessee?

Contractors of septic systems require a license which is issued by the Commissioner of the Department of Environment and Conservation. In addition, to obtain the license, the contractor must achieve a pass mark of at least 70% on a written or oral test issued by the Department.

Do I have to replace my septic tank by 2020?

Under the new rules, if you have a specific septic tank that discharges to surface water (river, stream, ditch, etc.) you are required to upgrade or replace your septic tank treatment system to a full sewage treatment plant by 2020, or when you sell a property, if it’s prior to this date.

Is planning permission required to replace a septic tank?

Absolutely. However for the replacement system to meet the EPA CoP (and likely the planning conditions) the site must have been deemed suitable for a septic tank based on the Site Suitability Assessment results.

Who is responsible for maintaining a septic tank?

Homeowners. If you’re an owner-occupier and your property has a septic tank, it’s very straightforward: you are fully responsible for your septic tank. If there are any issues with it, it is up to you to fix them.

Can I sue seller for non disclosure?

Yes, you can sue the seller for not disclosing defects if your attorney can prove that the seller knew about the defect and intentionally failed to disclose it. Unfortunately, many sellers know about defects.

Can you sell a property with a septic tank?

If you’re selling a property with a septic tank, then you must be transparent with buyers about the fact the property uses a one and provide a detailed specification of the system. In fact, You are required by law to inform a buyer in writing about the presence of a septic tank. The age of the system.

Can I sue seller for misrepresentation?

Suing a Seller for Misrepresentation It is possible to sue a seller for misrepresentation. Normally, a lawsuit will involve fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation where the seller knew of an issue but deliberately hid it from the buyer or failed to disclose it when they should have.

How much does a perk test cost in TN?

Perc testing typically costs $750 to $1,850 or $1,300 on average. On the high end, you might pay as much as $3,000 depending on local regulation and the size of the leach field or infiltration basin needed.

What is the alternative to a septic tank?

Mound systems work well as alternatives to septic tanks when the soil around your home or building is too dense or too shallow or when the water table is too high. Although they are more expensive and require more maintenance than conventional systems, mound systems are a common alternative.

Where can I get a diagram of my septic system?

The contractor who designed and installed the septic tank on your property should have filed an as-built diagram at the local health authority. If you have the contact information of the contractor, you can request them for the diagram and then you can use it to locate your septic tank.

Onsite Sewage System (Septic System) Component Approvals

Bethlehem Manufacturing Company, Inc. VA-001-D, and VA-002-D GMP 3 Drawings
FRALO Monster D-box Vehicular traffic loading situations
Tuf-Tite Distribution Box GMP 73 Prior Approvals
Winchester Building Supply Distribution Box GMP 120 Distribution Box Form Approvals
Zoeller Model 173-0001 GMP 110
Polylok Rhino Box (8 and 10 hole) Approval MEMO Polylok Rhino D Box 04 24 2020 Rhino_Dbx_listingdocs_042120

Filter Fabric

Avgol Polypropylene nonwoven filter fabric GMP 63
Mirafi 140N Drainage Fabric GMP 45 Product literature

Filters

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. ADS-3000 pipe GMP 89
TBA, Inc. 4″ solid pipe GMP 13

Inlet and Outlet Structures

United Concrete Products, Inc. United Baffle GMP 38 Product literature

Perforated Pipe

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. ADS-3000 pipe GMP 89
TBA, Inc. 4″ perforated pipe GMP 13

Pipe Connectors

United Concrete Products Pipe Seals GMP 34 Product literature

Pipe Primer

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company Primer on PVC-DWV Foam Core Pipe GMP 8 Letter from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

Privy

Enviro Loo Eloo Privy – Model 2040 GMP 134 PE plans – top view, PE plans – side view, PE plans – bottom view.
Incinolet Electric Toilet GMP 42 Product literature

Pump Chambers

Design Pro of Duluth, Inc. 500 gallon top seam tank GMP 108
Infiltrator Systems, Inc. IM-540 Approval Letter
Infiltrator Systems, Inc. TW-300, TW-375, TW-500, TW-900, TW-1050, IM-1060, TW-1250, TW-1500 Approval Letter
Infiltrator Systems, Inc. HDPE tanks, TW-300, TW-375, TW-500, TW-900, TW-1050, TW-1250, TW-1500 Approval Letter TW-300 drawing, TW-500 drawing, approval request
Martinsburg Concrete Products 500 gallon pump tanks, standard and top seam GMP 108
Norwesco Model numbers 41734, 41752, 41771, 41735, 41753, 41772 Approval Letter

Septic Tank

AK Industries 1000 gallon polyethylene septic tank GMP 77 Tank specifications(please not 500 and 750 gallon tanks not approved)
Allied Signal Inc. Caprolan – RC Fibers GMP 16 Product literature
Bethlehem Manufacturing Company, Inc. VA006, and VA007 GMP 6 Plans and specifications
Bethlehem Manufacturing Company, Inc. VA008, VA009, and VA010 GMP 10 Product specifications
Bethlehem Manufacturing Company, Inc. VA011 GMP 26 Plans and Specifications
Bethlehem Manufacturing Company, Inc. VA012, VA013 GMP 65 Plans and specifications
Bethlehem Manufacturing Company, Inc. VA014, VA015 GMP 83
Coon Manufacturing 1000 and 1500 gallon septic tanks GMP 131 Approval letter, Tank Drawings
Design Pro of Duluth, Inc. 1000 and 1500 gallon top seam tank, 1500 gallon two compartment tank GMP 108
FORTA Corporation FORTA Nylon and FORTA CFP reinforcement fiber in septic tanks GMP 82
Infiltrator Systems, Inc. IM-1530 Low Profile Septic Tank;TW-900; TW-1050; IM-1060; TW-1250; TW-1500 Approval LetterVA_TW-and-IM-1060_approval-letter_032211-1 (1) Specifications, Approval Request
Jolin Concrete Industries CP001076, CP001077, CP001079 GMP 104
Martinsburg Concrete Products 1000, 1250, and 1500 gallon septic tanks with fiber mesh GMP 84
Martinsburg Concrete Products Standard tanks and top seam tank with 1000 and 1500 gallon capacities GMP 108
ME Concrete Products 1500 and 2000 g single and two compartment tanks Approval MEMORANDUM – ME Concrete ProductsST_062518 Combined MEC docs
Norwesco Low profile polyethylene single and dual compartment septic tanks: 1000; 1250; and 1500 gallon. GMP 139 Approval letter,Schematic Tank Drawings
Norwesco, Inc. Product item numbers 40018, 40006, 40187, 40325, 40276 GMP 40 Product literature (please note 300 and 500 gallon tanks not approved)
Norwesco Model numbers 41712, 41718, 41741, and 41758 Approval Letter
Norwesco 750, 1000, 1250, and 1500 gallon low profile septic tanks Approval Letter 750 specs, 750 capacity table, 1000 specs, 1000 capacity table, 1250 specs, 1250 capacity table, 1500 specs, 1500 capacity table
Roth Global Plastics RMT Septic Tanks GMP 133.A Prior approval under different name.
Roth Global Plastics RMT 500 Approval Letter Request for Approval,Installation Manual,Brochure
Rotoplas USA HDPE 750, 1000, 1500 two compartment septic tanks Approval MEMORANDUM – Rotoplas_081518 RotoplasST_Supporting Docs_082118
SEPTECH Septic Tank Models ST-750, ST-1060, ST-1250, and ST-1500 GMP 129 ST 750 drawing, ST 1060 drawing,ST 1250 drawing,ST 1500 drawing, Typical Cross Section
Snyder Industries, Inc. Dominator GMP 151
T N Fiberglass Manufacturing Company, Inc. 1000 gallon septic tank GMP 55 Specifications
Winchester Building Supply Septic Tank GMP 120 Septic Tank Form Approval
Xactics Model numbers 142800, 143400, 143600, 143605, 145500 GMP 76 Xactics product literature

Sewer Line

Note: The omission of a particular product or products from the listing is not a statement of unsuitability because products that comply with application health department regulations are not subject to review. Therefore, many suitable products are not specifically listed on these pages as “approved.”VDH does not endorse or recommend any particular product or manufacturer and an approval does not denote or imply any warranty or guarantee as to the fitness of the product for a particular use, nor should one be inferred.

Plastic Tubing Incorporated CORR-A-FLOW GMP 31 Product Literature
SDR 35 Pipe SDR 35 Pipe GMP 5

Septic, Sewage, and Well Applications

The following applications were formerly needed to be submitted by owners and submitted by legally licensed private sector people prior to the implementation of the new law, which became effective on August 11, 2019.

  • A sewage system that is not intended for residential use
  • A system that will consume more than 1,000 gallons of water each day
  • A system that is different
  • A design of an on-site sewage system requiring the expertise of a professional engineer
  • Certificates of conformity
  • Permissions for voluntary upgrades
  • Reviews of subdivisions
  • Real estate that is not meant to be used as the primary residence of the owner(s).

As of the 11th of August, 2019, all applications for onsite sewage systems and/or private wells must include supporting work completed by a private sector consultant who is appropriately certified to perform such work by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). To be eligible for evaluation and design services from the Virginia Department of Health, property owners must submit a petition for services and meet the following criteria: I means testing requirements (household income does not exceed 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines), or ii) a hardship as defined by the Virginia Department of Health’s Hardship Guidelines.

Persons in Household 200% Federal Poverty Guideline s
1 $25,760
2 $34,840
3 $43,920
4 $53,000
5 $62,080
6 $71,160
7 $80,240
8 $89,320

Septic and Well Application 8 11 19 Petition for VDH Services Form For assistance in locating a private sector designer, please see the Service Provider Website.

Onsite Sewage Forms

Environmental Health is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact Information: Sevier County Environmental Health Department 227 Cedar Street, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862 Phone: 865.429.1766 Fax: 865.429.1965 [email protected] Due to continuing attempts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are urging the public to refrain from entering the Public Works Building until the situation has been resolved. In order to provide a secure environment for our residents, we are now making all of our services available on this website using apps.

  • to 12:30 p.m.
  • ​Instructions: We recommend that you phone the office before to submitting an application in order to check that you are applying for the appropriate service.
  • Please complete all required fields, then print and sign the completed application when it has been completed.
  • Applicants will be required to send their applications by U.S.
  • ​Fees: Permit for Septic System – $300Permit for Septic System Repair – $75 Certificate of Inspection – $100 The cost of a water sample is $100, and the cost of a subdivision evaluation is $75 per lot plus $75 per existing dwelling.
  • Click here to access the Septic Permit Application
  • Click here to access the Inspection Letter Application (for existing residences with septic systems)
  • And click here to get the Septic Inspection Letter Application. To get the Water Test Application, please click here. To access the Septic System Repair Application, please click here. Evaluations of subdivisions (whether for new projects or for revisions to existing developments)
  • The Fee Schedule may be found by clicking here. For a list of installers in Sevier County, please visit this page. Here is a list of Pumpers in Sevier County
  • Click here for more information. For a list of soil scientists in Sevier County, please visit this page. Payment is only taken in the form of cash or cheque
  • No other forms of payment are accepted. Please wait 24-48 hours for processing after submitting the Information Request Form (click here). The Site Evaluation Application may be found by clicking here.

To get an application for a septic permit, go here; to obtain an application for an inspection letter (for residences that already have septic systems), click here. Water Test Application may be found by clicking here. For the Septic System Repair Application, please visit this link: Division evaluations (for new projects or adjustments to existing developments); subdivision evaluations (for new developments or changes to existing developments); Fee Schedule may be seen by clicking here. Installers in Sevier County may be found by clicking here.

A list of soil scientists in Sevier County may be found here.

Please wait 24-48 hours for processing after submitting the Information Request Form.

One-Stop Permitting – Environmental Health

Click here to access the Septic Permit Application; click here to access the Inspection Letter Application (for existing houses with septic systems); and click here to access the Septic Inspection Letter Application (for new construction). The Water Test Application may be found by clicking here. To download the Septic System Repair Application, please click here. Evaluations of subdivisions (for new projects or for revisions to existing developments); The Fee Schedule may be seen here. For a list of installers in Sevier County, please click here.

For further information, please see the Information Request Form (please wait 24-48 hours for processing).

  • Click here for the Septic Permit Application
  • Click here for the Inspection Letter Application (for existing homes with septic systems)
  • And click here for further information. Click here to see the Water Test Application. Click here to get the Septic System Repair Application. Subdivision evaluations (for new projects or for revisions to existing developments)
  • For further information on fees, please see the Fee Schedule. Click here to see a list of installers in Sevier County
  • Click here for a list of Pumpers in Sevier County
  • Click here for a list of soil scientists in Sevier County
  • Payment is only taken in the form of cash or cheque
  • No other methods of payment are accepted. Click here to access the Information Request Form (please allow 24-48 hours for processing). To access the Site Evaluation Application, please visit this link.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS), also known as septic systems; domestic water quality for wells; food facilities; public swimming pools; organized camps; hazardous materials/waste facilities; and solid waste operations are some of the areas where the Environmental Health Division issues permits and certifications.

Forms

It is possible that the following forms will be necessary for the processing of the discretionary permit:

  • Form for reporting septic tank pumping This form, which must be completed and submitted with your discretionary permission application, must be used to evaluate the operation of existing sewage systems. Questionnaire for composting When applying for a discretionary permission for composting activities, this form must be completed and submitted with your application for the permit.

Other

The following forms may be necessary for the completion of a project, the recording of a parcel map, and/or the issuance of a construction permit:

  • When finishing a project, acquiring a parcel map recording, and/or getting a construction permit, the following forms may be necessary:

Brochures

The following forms may be necessary for the completion of a project, the recording of a parcel map, and/or the issuance of a construction permit.

  • Questions & Answers on Onsite Water Wells and Fire Rebuilds Water Wells and Fire Rebuilds on-site
  • Frequently Asked Questions Septic Systems with Woolsey-Hill Fire Reconstruction Questions and Answers

GuidelinesStandards

  • Testing for Water Quality For projects that use a water well for their water supply, this paper specifies the criteria to be used in evaluating the water quality of the water. Requirements for Soil Reports These specifications must be included in a soils report for projects involving Onsite Sewage Treatment Systems (septic systems), according to the specifications in this document. Detailed Technical Information Manual for Individual Sewage Disposal Systems In this document, you can find the specifications for Onsite Sewage Treatment Systems (septic systems).

Laws/Ordinances

A project may be subject to a number of different ordinances and rules. Here is a link to the various ordinances and codes that are referenced:

  • The Ventura County Ordinance Code, the Ventura County Subdivision Ordinance, the Ventura County Building Code, the California Health and Safety Code, and the California Code of Regulations are all examples of laws that govern the county.

Policies

The following policies, which are implemented by the Environmental Health Division and apply to the examination of discretionary projects, are outlined:

  • Guidelines for consideration of discretionary projects, as enacted and implemented by the Environmental Health Division, are stated below:

Fees

Fee Schedules for the Environmental Health Division Please see the link above for a complete listing of all Environmental Health Division (EHD) charge schedules. The majority of EHD permit payments are payable directly to EHD at the EHD Public Counter, with the exception of Land Use costs for discretionary project evaluations, which are payable to EHD at the EHD Public Counter. The Planning Division will collect these costs from you in conjunction with your discretionary permission application.

FAQs

Water and/or sewer availability letters must be provided with a discretionary project review application at the start of the process in order to be considered for consideration. Availability letters indicate that a public water supply or a public sewage system with adequate capacity to serve a planned facility is readily accessible to the project team. When a resident in Ventura County signs a will-serve letter, he or she is agreeing or ensuring that the water and/or sewer provider will give water and/or sewer service in return.

Environmental Health DivisionWater Supply CertificateorSewer Service Certificatefor Subdivisions is a special form that must be completed in the case of a subdivision. In addition, these forms are accessible at the Environmental Health Division’s front desk.

I had my water well tested when I drilled it, can I use the old water quality test?

In order to be deemed current, the water quality test must have been done within one (1) year of the project’s submission date. Please check with the Environmental Health Division’s Land Use Coordinator to ensure that previous test data is still being used.

My lot is vacant and doesn’t have a water well on it yet, do I have to drill a well before I submit my discretionary permit application?

Water supply verification is required throughout the evaluation process for all projects, with the exception of those that are eligible for a Conditional Certificate of Compliance. When a well is required prior to project submission, it must be dug in order to conduct the essential testing for the project assessment. Please check with the Land Use Coordinator at the Environmental Health Division to ensure that the standards are met.

My lot is vacant and doesn’t have a sewer connection available. A septic system will be installed in the future, do I have to get a soils report done before I submit my discretionary permit application?

With the exception of a project that has been granted a Conditional Certificate of Compliance, a practical method of sewage disposal must be proved throughout the evaluation process. It is necessary to provide an environmental soils assessment at the time of project submission to establish the feasibility of installing a septic system on the property.

What is a County Service Area 32 (CSA 32)?Why do I need a CSA 32?

An Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS, also known as a septic system) monitoring and maintenance district established for property owners who have an alternate type of Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS, also known as a septic system); or for OWTS that serve commercial and industrial facilities.

Why is my project subject to the requirements of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board)?

The Regional Board may demand that you get a waste discharge requirements (WDR) permit for your project. Projects that may need the use of a WDR include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • In the case of discharges from onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) in the county that are not permitted to be authorized by the Environmental Health Division’s Local Agency Management Program for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, the Regional Board is liable (LAMP). These are some examples:
  • • Any OWTS designated in Section 9.4 of the State OWTS Policy
  • B. Any entities that serve as OWTS servicing organizations that are under the authority of the California Department of Housing and Community Development
  • And c. Facilities that use a package treatment facility.
  • Solid Waste Facilities and Operations- If your project involves the construction or operation of a solid waste facility or operation, contact us (i.e., waste transfer or processing station, a composting facility, a transformation facility, and a disposal facility), It is possible that a site-specific or universal WDR will be necessary. For further information, please see the Regional Board website:

The Watershed Protection District can provide more information if the requirements pertain to stormwater discharge permits.

Contacts

If the requirements pertain to stormwater discharge permits, please contact the Watershed Protection District for further information.

Step-by-step process to obtain an on-site sewage facility permit

  • Read the instructions for submitting an online application. You can also obtain a permit application package by contacting 512-578-3216 or 800-776-5272, ext. 3216, option 1
  • Or by downloading the application from our website. To apply for a permit or license, you must submit a completed application along with the required price. Applicants submitting their applications in person should pay the OSSF fees in cash, check, or money order at the time of submission. Your application can be paid for online using a credit or debit card if you are submitting it through the website.

a completed application will include the following items: an application form, proof of ownership (such as a warranty deed or tax record), a drawing or survey of the property, soil analysis, a floor plan of the proposed structure, a floodplain compliance letter from the appropriate floodplain administrator, a drawing showing the proposed location of the septic system, wells, structures, etc., a copy of the system design plans (if professionally designed, two sets should be submitted); affidavit of support All illustrations must be drawn to scale.

  1. If your property is less than one acre in size, you must additionally present a documented plat of the land, as well as any plat notes that may be linked with it.
  2. Inspection planning and preparation You must designate the intended site of a drain field, septic tank, home, well, driveway, and other structures on your land within two working days after filing the application to the city or township.
  3. This notification will include the name of the property owner as well as a description of the property.
  4. Third, the LCRA personnel will conduct an on-site examination of your property to evaluate whether or not it is eligible for provisional field approval.
  5. Following that, LCRA will conduct a full plan evaluation.
  6. Unless you specify otherwise, LCRA will send the permit to you unless you indicate that you would want to pick it up.
  7. 3.
  8. In order to arrange the needed inspections, the owner or installer must do so.
  9. If you have any questions regarding the installation procedure, you can phone 512-578-3216 or 800-776-5272, ext.
  10. In most cases, inspections of the installation will be completed within two working days after receipt of the inspection request.

Process for obtaining approval for usage of a product. The Permit to Operate at the site will be issued to the owner or the owner’s agent once your system has been finished and authorized. For further information, please check the frequently asked questions about the on-site sewage program.

​​​​​​​Water Treatment, Septic, Sewage & Solid Waste

We provide the following services:

  • Inspection of non-community water systems, such as those at schools, companies, and restaurants. Ground water safety and well management are taught in schools.

The health department is ineffective, and septic examinations for house sales and mortgage transactions are insufficient. The following resources are available: The IEPA Well Water Page Testing Private Wells booklet is available online. IEPA IEPA Accredited Water Testing Laboratories in Illinois ILIDPH Certified Microbiology Laboratories Preparedness of the Water Well System Septic System Reaction Timeframes North Eastern Illinois Regional Groundwater Protection Planning Committee Well Sealing Materials Program Private Water Well Sealing Materials Program The Owner’s Manual is excellent.

  • Incorporation of wells into existing infrastructure
  • Well inspection
  • Well sealing
  • Well Variance
  • Feasibility Report
  • Letter of Approval to Municipality
  • Contractor switchover

Septic, Sewage, Solid Waste

We provide the following services:

  • Inspection and complaint investigation of private sewage disposal facilities
  • Providing instruction on the upkeep of private sewage disposal systems
  • Solid waste storage and handling are the subject of a public complaint inquiry.

Several resources are available, including: Aerobic Treatment Plant Guide Septic System Information from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Septic System Guide for Homeowners Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Owner’s Manual To obtain a private sewage/septic inspection or permit, please contact (630) 444-3040 (toll-free). Check out our Costs and Permits page to find out what the current fees are for:

  • Residential new construction and renovation (single family)
  • Commercial new construction and renovation (multi-family)
  • Residential new construction and renovation (single family)
  • Chemical, incinerator, drip, and other experimental/alternative systems are available. Monitoring of the Aerobic Treatment Plant
  • Change of Contractor
  • And a review of the subdivision plan on a lot-by-lot basis, a revision of the septic plan, soil interpretation, a septic variance, a feasibility letter, and a letter of approval to the municipality, a site inspection of the septic disposal area,

Illinois Department of Public Health Links to Illinois Codes Information

Part 820: Swimming Pools and Spas Part 890 of the Bathing Beach Code is the Plumbing Code, and Part 905 is the Private Sewage Disposal Code. Part 920 of the Bathing Beach Code is the Water Well Construction Code, and Part 925 is the Water Well Pump Installation Code.

Septic System Replacement Fund

Swimming Pool (Part 820). Beach Construction Code Part 920: Water Well Construction Code Part 925: Water Well Pump Installation Code Bathing Beach Code Section 890: Plumbing Section 905: Private Sewage Disposal Section 890: Plumbing Section 905: Private Sewage Disposal Section 920: Water Well Construction Code

  • The presence of a single-source aquifer that provides drinking water
  • And Water quality impairments associated with failed septic systems that have been documented, and/or the ability of septic system modifications to reduce water quality problems

In future financing rounds, the DEC and the Department of Health and Human Services will re-evaluate priority waterbodies.

Eligibility

In accordance with program requirements, participating counties are responsible for assessing and analyzing the applications and determining whether or not to offer financial assistance. In making this determination, the following factors are taken into account: the position of the property in respect to a waterbody, the influence on groundwater that is utilized for drinking water, and the state of the property owner’s present septic system Following the evaluation of the applications and the determination of funding decisions, the participating counties notify the property owners of their grant awards by mailing them grant award letters.

Eligible Projects

  • In accordance with program requirements, participating counties are responsible for assessing and analyzing the applications and determining whether or not to give financial assistance funds to applicants. When evaluating a property’s proximity to a waterbody, the influence on groundwater that is utilized for drinking water, and the state of the property owner’s present septic system are all taken into account. Following the evaluation of the applications and the determination of funding decisions, the participating counties notify the property owners of their grant awards by mailing them award letters.

Eligible Costs

  • Costs associated with system design and installation
  • System costs
  • System components
  • Enhanced treatment methods
  • Costs of design (limited exclusively to the effort required to complete the approved design)
  • And

Ineligible Costs

  • Expenses associated with system design and installation, system prices, system components, advanced treatment technologies expenses associated with the design (limited solely to the effort necessary to complete the authorized design)

Participating Counties

County participation in the Septic System Replacement Fund is limited to the following counties: Funding is only available for the counties and priority waterbodies that have been identified by the DEC and are shown in the table below. If you have any queries regarding whether your property is eligible for grant financing, please contact the local program contact listed on your grant application.

Participating County Eligible Waterbodies Local Program Contact
Allegany *Canacadea Creek, Upper, and minor tribs (0503-0005) Tyler J. Shaw585-268-9254
Broome Park Creek and tribs (0601-0031)*Whitney Point Lake/Reservoir (0602-0004)*Fly Pond, Deer Lake, *Sky Lake (1404-0038) Creig Hebdon607-778-2863
Cayuga Owasco Lake (0706-0009)Lake Como (0705-0029)Cayuga Lake, Main Lake, Mid-South (0705-0050)Cayuga Lake, Main Lake, Mid-North (0705-0025)Cayuga Lake, Northern End (0705-0030)Skaneateles Lake (0707-0004) Eileen O’Connor315-253-1244
Chautauqua *Findley Lake (0202-0004)Chautauqua Lake, North (0202-0072) William T. Boria, P.G.P: 716.753.4772F: 716.753.4344
Chenango *Chenango Lake (0601-0013)*Guilford Lake (0601-0012) Isaiah SuttonP: 607-337-1673 F: 607-337-1720
Clinton *Upper Chateauguay Lake (0902-0034)Isle LaMotte (1000-0001) Ryan Davies518-565-4870
Columbia Robinson Pond (1308-0003)Copake Lake (1310-0014) Edward Coons
Cortland Skaneateles Lake (0707-0004) Michael J. Ryan
Delaware Susquehanna River, Main Stem (0601-0020) Nick Carbone607-832-5434
Dutchess Hillside Lake (1304-0001)Sylvan Lake (1304-0029) Marie-Pierre Brule845-486-3464
Essex Willsboro Bay (1001-0015)Lake George (1006-0016) Hannah Neilly518-873-3686hannah.neilly
Genesee Tonawanda Creek, Middle, Main Stem (0102-0002)Bowen Brook and tribs (0102-0036)Bigelow Creek and tribs (0402-0016)Oatka Creek, Middle and minor tribs (0402-0031) Thomas Sacco585-344-2580 Ext. 5496
Hamilton Lake Eaton (0903-0056) Erica Mahoney
Herkimer North Winfield Creek and Tribs (0601-0035) Jim Wallace
Jefferson Moon Lake (0905-0093)Guffin Bay (0303-0025)Saint Lawrence River, Main Stem (0901-0004)*Red Lake (0906-0039)*Indian River, Lower, and minor tribs (0906-0021)*Indian River, Middle, and minor tribs (0906-0005)*Indian River, Middle, and minor tribs (0906-0030)*Indian River, Middle, and minor tribs (0906-0031)*Indian River, Middle, and minor tribs (0906-0032) Sara Freda315-785-3144
Lewis Beaver River, Lower, and tribs (0801-0187) Casandra Buell
Livingston Conesus Lake (0402-0004) Mr. Mark Grove585-243-7280
Monroe Irondequoit Bay (0302-0001)Mill Creek and tribs (0302-0025)Shipbuilders Creek and tribs (0302-0026)Minor Tribs to Irondequoit Bay (0302-0038)Hundred Acre Pond (0302-0034) Gerry Rightmyer585-753-5471
Nassau County Wide Brian Schneider516-571-6725
Onondaga Skaneateles Lake (0707-0004)Seneca River, Lower, Main Stem (0701-0008) Jeffrey Till315-435-6623 Ext. 4503
Ontario Honeoye Lake (0402-0032)*Canadice Lake (0402-0002)*Canandaigua Lake (0704-0001)*Hemlock Lake (0402-0011)*Seneca Lake, Main Lake, North (0705-0026)*Seneca Lake, Main Lake, Middle (0705-0021) Megan Webster585-396-1450
Oswego *Lake Ontario Shoreline, Eastern (0303-0030)*Lake Ontario Shoreline, Eastern (0303-0031)*Lake Ontario Shoreline, Eastern (0303-0017)*Lake Ontario Shoreline, Oswego (0302-0040)*Lake Ontario Shoreline, Central (0302-0041) Donna Scanlon315-349-8292
Otsego Goodyear Lake (0601-0015)Susquehanna River, Main Stem (0601-0020) Tammy Harris607-547-4228
Putnam Oscawana Lake (1301-0035)East Branch Croton, Middle, and tribs (1302-0055)Palmer Lake (1302-0103) Joseph Paravati845-808-1390 Ext. 43157
Rensselaer Nassau Lake (1310-0001) Richard Elder
Saint Lawrence Saint Lawrence River, Main Stem (0901-0004)Raquette River, Lower, and minor tribs (0903-0059)Little River and tribs (0905-0090) Jason Pfotenhauer315-379-2292
Saratoga Dwaas Kill and tribs (1101-0007) Dustin Lewis518-885-6900
Schoharie Summit Lake (1202-0014) Shane Nickle518-295-8770.us
Schuyler Waneta Lake (0502-0002)Lamoka Lake and Mill Pond (0502-0001) Darrel Sturges607-535-6868
Seneca Cayuga Lake, Main Lake, Mid-North (0705-0025)Cayuga Lake, Northern End (0705-0030)Cayuga Lake, Main Lake, Mid-South (0705-0050) Tom Scoles315-539-1947
Steuben Smith Pond (0502-0012)*Almond Lake (0503-0003)Waneta Lake (0502-0002)*Lamoka Lake and Mill Pond (0502-0001)*Keuka Lake (0705-0003) Matthew Sousa607-664-2268
Suffolk County Wide Joan Crawford631-852-5811
Tompkins Cayuga Lake, Southern End (0705-0040)Cayuga Lake, Main Lake, Mid-South (0705-0050) Liz Cameron607-274-6688
Warren Lake George (1006-0016) Claudia Braymer
Washington Cossayuna Lake (1103-0002)Lake George (1006-0016) Corrina Aldrich
Wayne Blind Sodus Bay (0302-0021)Lake Ontario Shoreline, Central (0302-0044) Lindsey Gusterslagn315-946-7200
Westchester Lake Meahagh (1301-0053)Truesdale Lake (1302-0054) Heather McVeigh
Wyoming Java Lake (0104-0004)Silver Lake (0403-0002)Oatka Creek, Middle, and minor tribs (0402-0031) Stephen Perkins585-786-8857 ext. 5163

* Only eligible for funding in Round 1 of the competition.

Program SummaryOutline

Last updated on October 19, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

October 19, 2021 (updated):

My county is not listed on the eligible county list, am I eligible?

You are not eligible for the program if your county is not mentioned in the Participating Counties section of the website. However, you may wish to contact your local County Health or Planning Department to see if there are any additional services available to you that the county may be able to provide.

I do not see my waterbody listed as one of the Eligible Waterbodies, can it be added to the program?

The finalized list of qualifying waterbodies for Round 2 has been released. The law that established the program was aimed at improving water quality in waterbodies that had recorded deficiencies due to septic system contamination at the time of its inception. In order to comply with the legislative intent of the program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation developed screening criteria for Round 2 that were focused on documented water quality impairments and the potential for septic replacement to improve water quality to improve water quality.

How do I provide NYSDEC water quality data that my local group collects?

For Round 2, the list of qualifying waterbodies is complete. It was the goal of the law that established the program to improve the quality of water in waterbodies that had been shown to have been impacted by septic system contamination. Round 2 screening criteria were devised by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to ensure that the program met the legislative objective by focusing on proven water quality problems and possibilities for septic system repair to enhance water quality.

I live in one of the five NYC Boroughs, is my property eligible for the program?

Because New York City is still in the process of expanding its sewage infrastructure, none of the five boroughs (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island) are eligible for the State Septic Replacement Program at this time. Sewerage is the most effective method of improving water quality. People who have septic systems on their properties or who are considering installing septic systems are invited to contact the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to learn about their alternatives.

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FAQs about septic systems, Thurston County Building Development Center

Septic Systems / Wells / Plumbing Frequently Asked Questions Who should I contact if I have questions about my septic system, drainfield, or well? For further information, contact the Environmental Health Program at (360) 867-2673. How do I go about getting my septic system installed on my property? If your site will need the installation of an on-site sewage (septic) system, you will need to consult with a professional on-site sewage (septic) system designer. ThurstonCounty Environmental Health maintains a list of qualified designers in the region, which may be found here.

The next stage is to apply for “Conditional Site Approval,” which is the last step. The following documents must be submitted by your sewage system designer:

  • (Form MA 001 and Form SA 01 6 are required)
  • Site Plan (five copies) (FormSA 01 6 will advise you what to put on your site plan)
  • Master Application (form MA 001 and Form SA 01 6 are required)
  • Design of an on-site septic system (in three copies) (Form SA 016)

A soils examination will be performed on your building site by an Environmental Health Specialist from the county. Your sewage system designer will typically be required to drill two test holes in the planned primary drainfield area and one hole in the proposed reserve drainfield region before the inspection can take place. In order to provide entry into the hole, the holes should be at least 6 feet deep (unless the watertable or a restriction layer is shallower than 6 feet), at least 2 feet wide, and inclined slightly downward.

  1. Other county reviewers may check the information that you or your agent supplied as part of your site plan with the information that they have.
  2. What procedures are used during the design review stage?
  3. Design information will be checked for compliance with state and municipal standards, as well as technical requirements, by Environmental Health personnel.
  4. It is the designer’s responsibility to submit amended design information to Thurston County Environmental Health once the revisions have been made.
  5. This approval will be recorded in your project file by your case manager.
  6. The On-siteSewage (Septic) Installation Permit is issued when you have met any conditions outlined in the Conditional SiteApproval letter and have paid the applicable permit fee.
  7. The sewage system designer must contact Thurston County Environmental Health to schedule a final inspection of the system and submit “as-built” drawings once it has been installed (drawings that show how your system is actually constructed).
  8. You may now proceed to make use of the system.
  9. Most Operational Certificates must be renewed every four years or before the expiration date in order to be valid.
  10. As previously stated, if your site is served by a public sewer system, you will not be required to get conditional site permission as previously specified.
  11. Get in Touch With Us Located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia, the Thurston County Building Development Center may be reached at (360) 98502-6045.

Call (360) 786-5490 to make an appointment. [email protected] TTY/TDD: 711 or 1-800-833-6388 E-mail: [email protected] The most recent change to this page was on:

Onsite Sewage Systems Program

A soils examination will be performed on your building site by an Environmental Health Specialist from the county office of health. Your sewage system designer will typically be required to drill two test holes in the planned primary drainfield area and one hole in the proposed reserve drainfield region before the inspection can be completed. In order to provide entry into the hole, the holes should be at least 6 feet deep (unless the watertable or a restriction layer is shallower than 6 feet), at least 2 feet wide, and slanted.

  1. Additionally, additional county reviewers may check information that you or your agent provided as part of the site plan submission process.
  2. Please make sure that you properly mark the property corners and the location of proposed entry points to the project site so that the reviewers may easily locate your lot and compare your site plan with the real site.
  3. Design information will be checked for compliance with state and local legislation, as well as technical requirements, by Environmental Health professionals.
  4. It is the designer’s responsibility to submit amended design information to Thurston County Environmental Health when the revisions have been completed.
  5. In order for this permission to be recorded in your project file, please contact your case manager immediately.
  6. This document will authorize an on-site sewage (septic) system design for your property while also creating written conditions for further site development.
  7. The sewage system designer must contact Thurston County Environmental Health for a final assessment after the system is completed and provide “as-built” drawings after the system has been installed (drawings that show how your system is actually constructed).
  8. Please log in to the system to get started utilizing it.
  9. Every four years or before the expiration date, most Operational Certificates must be renewed.
  10. It is not necessary to get conditional site permission if your site is serviced by a public sewer system, as explained above.
  11. Getting in Touch Located at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW in Olympia, WA 98502-6045 is the Thurston County Building Development Center.

(360) 786-5490 is the phone number. Call 711 or 1-800-833-6388 if you are using a TTY or TDD. You may also send an email to [email protected] The most recent edit to this page was made:

Announcements / Current News

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Directories

Soil Scientists who are licensed in the state of Indiana Exterior water and sewer piping that has been pre-approvedApproved manufactured septic tanks Septic Tank Outlet Filters that have been pre-approved Materials that have been pre-approved for use in onsite sewage systems

Forms

For the purpose of obtaining a permit for the construction or alteration of a commercial onsite sewage disposal system, A commercial onsite sewage system that is ready for use or that can be filled in the field. In this Word 97 document, you will find the following: Soil Evaluation for Onsite Sewage Systems.

Laws and Regulations

For the purpose of obtaining a permit for the construction or alteration of a commercial onsite sewage disposal system Fillable Commercial On-Site Sewage System Pre-Application or Fillable In this Word 97 document, you will find the following: Soil Evaluation for Onsite Sewage Systems

Links

The Environmental Protection Agency’s SepticSmart initiative is a national public education campaign that aims to educate homeowners who live on properties served by septic systems about the importance of properly maintaining their septic system and to provide valuable resources to assist homeowners in making important decisions about their wastewater management needs. Septic System Upkeep and Repair Videos and information to help you out in a hurry

Program Information and Policies

Removal of an Onsite Sewage System or Abandonment of an Onsite Sewage System (PDF) Sanitary Vault Privy Information Bulletin S.E. 11 There is a planning guide that includes the very minimum standards for the building of vault toilets. Updated Version of Bulletin S.E. 11- The Sanitary Vault Privy – New for 2021 Eventually, the new 2021 version will take the place of the previous 1986 version. As a best practice guideline, this new bulletin will be utilized until it is formally integrated into Rules 410 IAC6-8.3 and 410 IAC6-10.1, which will be implemented by reference into a county ordinance until it is accepted by reference.

  • The Construction of Constructed Wetlands (Constructed Wetlands Standards) In addition, these criteria apply to the design and installation of subsurface engineered wetland treatment technology for on-site wastewater systems with a planned daily flow of no more than 750 gallons per day.
  • Detailed processes for the design of elevated sand mound systems for one- and two-family houses are outlined in this document in addition to general information.
  • Section 60 of this document discusses the use of this technology (h).
  • IU hosts the Indiana Registry of Soil Scientists-State Chemist website, which is maintained by the Indiana Department of Agriculture.
  • There is also a list of registered soil scientists and a map of the counties in which each of them is willing to work on this website.

Standards for Chamber Trench Soil Absorption Field Technology in the State of Indiana These requirements apply to chamber trench soil absorption field (SAF) technology for manufacturers that have proved that their products meet or exceed Indiana performance specifications in a laboratory setting.

At the conclusion of this paper, you can find a list of Indiana-approved manufacturers and chamber trench SAF items that you may purchase.

Subsurface drainage systems, which are frequently used in conjunction with surface diversions, are utilized to provide the required drainage to prepare a site for the installation of an onsite sewage treatment plant.

Subsurface Drip Systems in Indiana Must Meet Specifications These specifications apply to drip integrated systems that are installed below the surface of the ground (IS).

Standards for Type II Elevated Sand Mound Systems in the State of Indiana Rules 410 IAC 6-8.3 and 6-10.1 of the Indiana State Department of Health (department) specify the standards for site appropriateness and design requirements for raised sand mound systems in the state of Indiana, respectively.

OSS Installation Training Presentations by the IOWPA for Residential Customers Individual Residential On-Site Sewage Systems Using TNI Technology: Protocol for Delegation to Local Health Departments of the Review and Permit Issuance for Individual Residential On-Site Sewage Systems The Indiana State Department of Health has the authority to permit the use of on-site sewage system technologies or components that are not specifically covered by the state’s onsite sewage system standards, such as septic tanks.

Technology that is new to Indiana is the category in which these systems fall.

For some TNI systems, the department has delegated broad authority for plan approval and permit issuance, but not for all of these systems.

In accordance with the rules of this standard, authority over such systems shall be delegated.

Specifications and clearances for sanitary sewers and lift stations Filters for Septic Tank Outlets Making your onsite sewage system last as long as possible.

sewage holding tanks (also known as -PDF) Only temporary holding tanks can be permitted, and they can only be used for a maximum of two years before they must be decommissioned.

This document gives guidelines on how to evaluate soil profiles for the purpose of selecting an onsite system.

Its purpose is to draw attention to the influence of the features of a BC or CB horizon on the functioning of an onsite system.

Listed on this page is the current status of soil survey submittals as well as designs for commercial sewage disposal projects that have been submitted to the City for consideration.

Indiana is a first-time adopter of new technology.

Tire chips and onsite sewage systems are two examples of waste management.

Backwash water softeners and on-site sewage systems are available in Indiana.

The goal of this paper is to give guidelines to local health agencies, onsite sewage system designers, and installers on the discharge of water softener backwash from a dwelling that is equipped with an onsite sewage system (also known as a graywater system).

Guidelines for Using a Xerolet Toilet In this article, we will present information on how to utilize the Xerolet Eco-System in one and two family residences, with the goal of reducing energy consumption.

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