Properly designed and installed sewage treatment systems along with periodic maintenance ensure sewage is sufficiently treated prior to disposal. Protecting the public and the environment from disease-causing organisms and toxic pollutants is equally as important as having a system that drains freely.
For this reason, sanitarians from the Environmental Health Division assess site and soil information to design systems that are specific to the location. The slope, surface features, isolation distances, soil morphology,and amount and type of waste flows are all incorporated into the design calculations.
Once a sewage treatment system is installed and approved, routine maintenance is critical to ensure a safe, viable, long-lasting system.
A permit is required from the Health Department to install, repair, or replace a sewage treatment system that serves a private residence or a small business that generates less than 1000 gallons per day. Installers, sewage pumpers and service providers are registered through the Health Department and must be covered by a performance bond.
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Hocking County Sewage System Professionals
For general inquiries or questions, please contact the Hocking County Health Department Environmental Division at (740) 385-3030.