Household Sewage Treatment Systems
News and Updates
March 10, 2017 -Household Sewage System Repair or Replacement funding is now available for homeowners who may need financial assistance in repairing or replacing their household sewage treatment system. Intake application can be downloaded here. More information about the funding can be found here. This is a limited time funding opportunity and the health district will be selecting eligible homeowners who have systems that are a high risk for contamination of surface or ground water or a high risk to public health hazards.
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 Evaluation and Certification 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 our division for a real estate inspection. Many times mortgage lenders may require an inspection of existing household sewage treatments systems by the local health department. Also, you can contact our office regarding permit history of a sewage treatment system if you inquire about purchasing a property with and existing home and household sewage treatment system.
With Ohio's new sewage treatment system rules and regulations, independent contractors who inspect sewage treatment systems for real estate sales will need to be registered with the local health department 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.
Sewage System Contractors (Installers, Septage Haulers, Service Providers)
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.
Forms & Applications
Find a Soil Scientist
Find a Sewage System Designer
List of HSTS designers who have completed work in Pickaway County
Ohio Department of Health Designer List
Pickaway County HSTS Design Guidelines
Sewage treatment systems contractor exam can be taken online. Click here to take the exam.