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

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

Jeff Gibbs
Div. Manager
(614) 525-4148
 Email Jeff

Chrissy Davidson
Administrative Assistant
(614) 525-3559
 Email Chrissy
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
Harrisburg
Urbancrest
Valleyview

Townships
Franklin
Jackson
Pleasant
Prairie

(614) 525-3734
 Email Brandon

Cities
Bexley
Gahanna
New Albany
Westerville
Whitehall

Villages
Minerva Park

Townships
Blendon
Jefferson
Plain
Sharon

(614) 525-3929
 Email Mary Beth

Cities
Canal Winchester
Groveport
Pickerington
Reynoldsburg

Villages
Brice
Lockbourne
Obetz

Townships
Clinton
Hamilton
Madison
Mifflin
Truro

(614) 525-4928
 Email James

Cities
Dublin
Grandview Heights
Hilliard
Upper Arlington

Villages
Marble Cliff
Riverlea

Townships
Brown
Norwich
Perry
Washington

(614) 525-4983
 Email Kevin

All Commercial Septic Systems

Forms

Plan Review Forms

Residential Swimming Pool

(where water & sewer aren't available)

Other Forms

Sewage Treatment System Abandonment Form

(Please submit the abandonment form, $50.00 abandonment fee, AND pumping report once the work has been completed.)

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.