Household Sewage Treatment Systems
Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF): Household Sewage System repairs, alterations and/or replacement funding is now available for homeowners who qualify financial assistance. If your system is failing and you are unsure if you qualify, please fill out the intake application and return the completed application to our office for consideration. More information about this program can be found here.
Permits to Install, Alter, or Repair Household Sewage Treatment Systems
The Environmental Health Division permits and inspects all new, replacement, or alterations for household sewage treatment systems in Pickaway County. If you are building a new home where public sewer is not available or live in an existing home where the sewage system is failing or not functioning properly, contact the Environmental Health Division for information regarding household sewage treatment systems permit to install, alter, or replace.
Steps to obtain approval for sewage system permit for new construction :
Steps to obtain a permit for the alteration or replacement of a sewage treatment system due to system failure:
Real Estate Evaluations for Household Sewage Systems
If you are purchasing an existing home in Pickaway County and would like for the Household Sewage Treatment System to be inspected, you can contact the Environmental Health Division for a real estate inspection (see Fees for associated costs). Independent contractors who inspect sewage treatment systems for real estate sales will need to be registered with PCGHD as a service provider. Please contact our office for a list of registered service providers if you are seeking an independent company to inspect a system for a real estate sale. You can also contact our office regarding permit history of a property with an existing home and household sewage treatment system.
Sewage System Contractors
If you provide services as a sewage treatment system installer, septage hauler, or sewage system service provider, you are required to have a statewide bond and liability insurance and register with each county health district in which you are performing those services. In order to become registered for any of the contractor registrations, you must also pass the statewide contractor exam, provide proof of 6 hours of CEUs on an annual basis, and obtain manufacturer training and certification to install system specific components along with the bonding and liability insurance requirements. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding registration to become a sewage system contractor.
Sewage Contractor Forms