PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL PROCEDURES
PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL CHECKLIST
The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department handles many environmental health activities daily, ranging from restaurant and retail food store inspections, private sewage disposal inspections, nuisance complaints, to private water systems. The Environmental Health Division's goal is to prevent the spread of communicable disease through proper sanitation by following and enforcing the rules and regulations of local and State statutes.
For the latest food recalls, please visit the following website:
For questions regarding mosquito- and tick-borne diseases and prevention:
For questions regarding mold, please visit the following websites:
The Franklin and Williamson counties Boards of Commissioners have found necessary to develop rules & regulations because of the economic & population growth without the parallel growth of facilities to recycle, reuse & conserve natural resources and solid wastes. This has resulted in a rising tide of scrap and waste material of all kinds, including but not limited to: junk automobiles, appliances, junk mobile homes; excessive amounts of refuse, dangerous buildings & illegal dumping of refuse which causes serious hazards to the public health, safety welfare & happiness of county residents.
As a service to our counties residences our department helps to enforce the Illinois Animal Control Act through the Illinois Department of Agriculture. This act relates to stray animal control; rabies prevention; the liability of a person owning or harboring a dog which attacks or injures a person; it provides for penalties for violations thereof.
In order to protect people within our counties we have a program to prevent the transmission of disease organisms, environmental contamination and nuisances resulting from improper handling, storage, transportation and disposal of sewage from private sewage disposal systems.
Our counties have an extensive municipal supply of water, thus our agency’s focus primarily is on private water supplies. The potable water program is provided to protect the people of Franklin & Williamson counties who obtain water from a private source, such as a cistern or well. The purpose of this program is to protect Individuals who consume water from a private source from contracting & transmitting waterborne diseases.