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Private Sewage Disposal Program

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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.

  • This program is conducted in compliance with local health ordinances that incorporates the Illinois Department of Public Health Private Sewage Code and includes enforcement authority.
  • Long & short range goals have been developed to guide private sewage disposal system use for the protection of the environment and health of the people in our jurisdiction.
  • Subdivision plats which utilize private sewage systems are reviewed.
  • New, altered, repaired private sewage systems are reviewed & approved prior to construction.  Permits are issued on new & major renovations systems.
  • Inspections are made to confirm compliance with application plans & code requirements.
  • Annual evaluations are made to inspect the transportation, storage & disposal of septage hauling equipment, storage facilities & land disposal sites.
  • Complaints of improper private sewage disposal are investigated & compliance of deficiencies are dealt with enforcement action.
  • Education material is made available to the public.

 

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