Logan County Health District

"Champions of a safe and health community"

 

Environmental Health Division

 

Household Sewage Treatment Systems

 

Program Services:

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.

 

Alternative Technologies:

 

Constructed Wetlands

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.


Codes and Regulations:

Household Sewage Disposal Systems Ohio Administrative code Chapter 3701-29

Forms:


System Maintenance:

Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet - Septic System Maintenance

Resources:

Ohio Department of Health

PROGRAMS & SERVICES:

Plumbing

Food Safety

Household Sewage

Private Water Systems

Solid Waste

School Inspections

Public Swimming Pools

Camps & Recreational Vehicle Parks

Tattoo & Body Piercing Facilities

Nuisance Investigation

Environmental Health Education

Consultation Services

Building Review App





Contact Us:

PHONE:  937.592.9040

e-mail:  LCHD@loganhealth.org