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.