Household Sewage Treatment Systems
The Logan County Health District
performs soil evaluation, designs systems, and permits
sewage treatment systems with less than 1,000 gallons
per day discharge.
Ohio Administrative Code 3701-29 sets forth the minimum
standards for household sewage treatment systems in
Ohio. This is a new statewide code that became effective
on January 1, 2015.
In an attempt to
promote innovative sewage treatment technology, and
provide homeowners with more options, some experimental
systems such as CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS have been permitted
on an experimental basis in Logan County since 1994.
Constructed wetlands are beds of water tolerant plants
saturated with sewage and covered with mulch material.
The root systems put down by these types of plants
maintain oxygen levels in the saturated zone, which
allows for much greater "cleaning" of the sewage.
Systems such as constructed wetlands are attractive to
homeowners because of their low maintenance requirements
and their lack of mechanical devices.
Household Sewage Disposal
Systems Ohio Administrative code Chapter 3701-29
State University Extension Fact Sheet -
Septic System Maintenance
Department of Health