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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

  • 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 Areas Served

Below is a list of the inspectors and the areas that they serve:

Adrian Allen
(614) 525-5092

Grove City

Valleyview
Urbancrest

Clinton
Truro
Hamilton
Mifflin
Franklin
Jackson

Kevin Craig
(614) 525-3734

Gahanna
New Albany
Westerville
Bexley
Whitehall
Pickerington
Reynoldsburg
Groveport
Canal Winchester

Minerva Park
Obetz
Brice
Lockbourne

Blendon
Jefferson
Plain
Sharon
Madison

James May
(614) 525-4928

Hilliard
Dublin
Grandview Heights
Upper Arlington

Riverlea
Marble Cliff
Harrisburg

Brown
Norwich
Washington
Perry
Prairie
Pleasant

Supervisor: Nathan Ralph, (614) 525-3909

Administrative Assistant: Jessica Arnold, (614) 525-3559 - For questions regarding permits & fees

Applications

Permit Applications
Step-by-Step Form
Sewage Treatment System Site Review Application

Sewage Treatment System Permit

Forms

Plan Review Forms
Plan Review for Alterations Form
Residential Swimming Pool (where water & sewer aren't available)

Other Forms
Sewage Treatment System Abandonment Form
Sewage Inspection Request Form for Real Estate Transaction
Sewage Hauler Registration Form
Sewage Installer Registration Form
Sewage Service Provider Registration Form

Provider Lists

Professional Soil Scientists Consultants List
Sewage System Designers List
Registered Service Provider Contractors List
Registered Installer List for Household Sewage Treatment Systems
Registered Septage Haulers List

Sewage System Maintenance for Homeowners

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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.