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.
As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA staff are currently working remotely limiting access to office buildings and items mailed through the postal service.
Ohio EPA is requesting that the standard process of mailing HSTS applications with checks continue. However, until the state of emergency is lifted, Ohio EPA asks that an electronic copy of the application, local health department checklist and copy of the check to cover the fee be emailed to DSW.HSTS@epa.ohio.gov. For security purposes it is requested that the homeowner please cross out or crop out any banking information like the routing number and bank account number that is on check.
The agency will review the emailed applications, and if deemed complete, will provide notification of permit coverage through email. Ohio EPA’s downloadable lists of dischargers covered under the HSTS permit continues to be updated nightly so the permit number associated with the coverage will be uploaded to this site.
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
Inspectors and the Areas They Serve
Provider lists will be reviewed and updated monthly.
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.