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Well and Septic

The proper instal­la­tion and repair of all drink­ing water wells and on-site sewage dis­posal (sep­tic) sys­tems is over­seen by the Health Depart­ment Bureau of Envi­ron­men­tal Health. Home­owner main­te­nance of sep­tic sys­tems is impor­tant to min­i­mize nitro­gen pol­lu­tion into ground and sur­face water. Help pro­tect our shared nat­ural resources by learn­ing more about your well and sep­tic sys­tem and tak­ing steps to ensure your invest­ment is func­tion­ing at its best.

Well & Sep­tic Pro­gram
The Well and Sep­tic Pro­gram within the Health Depart­ment is respon­si­ble for ensur­ing that the instal­la­tion and repair of all drink­ing water wells and on-site sewage dis­posal sys­tems in Howard County is per­formed prop­erly. This Pro­gram reviews all pro­posed designs for on-site sewage dis­posal sys­tems to ensure they fol­low State and Local reg­u­la­tions. San­i­tar­i­ans also con­duct inspec­tions of wells and onsite sewage dis­posal sys­tems and test water from pri­vate drink­ing wells to ensure that res­i­dents are pro­tected from dis­eases asso­ci­ated with germs found in wastewater.

For info on per­mits and appli­ca­tions, well site plan require­ments, on-site sewage dis­posal sys­tems, drink­ing water and house­hold wells, and much more, please visit the Envi­ron­men­tal Health Well and Sep­tic Pro­gram web­page.

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