Your Septic System and COVID-19
Your septic system might be impacted by new daily demands as more people stay at home. The Department of Safety and Professional Services has put together information on how to protect your system during this time of "Safer at Home".
LURM issues all Sanitary Permits for the County and inspects all system installations for compliance to State codes. Wastewater carries disease-causing bacteria, infectious viruses, household chemicals and excess nutrients that must be removed. If you are not hooked up to city sewer or a sanitary district, your septic system is your wastewater treatment facility (POWTS - Privately Owned Wastewater Treatment System).
Three Year Septic System Maintenance
State law requires every Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (often referred to as a septic system) to be pumped, inspected and reported to the County in which the system is located.
- 3 Year Septic System Reporting and Maintenance History Those licensed to pump systems can report their pumping activity using this program. Individuals can also use this online program to look up the maintenance history of a system.
- List of licensed Septic Haulers (PDF) that can complete the maintenance and reporting.
Related County Ordinances
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