No one may alter, repair, or replace an HSTS without prior approval from Clermont County Public Health. Major repairs will be conducted through the Sewage Nuisance Abatement and Repair Plan (SNARP) program. This step wise procedure breaks down system repairs into more manageable phases, allowing the homeowner to make repairs as needed that will eventually build to a full replacement system. A completed and approved application, plus an installation permit is necessary prior to any work being completed. Public Health will work with a homeowner to discern the best course of action during repairs, however in some cases replacement is the only option.
Household sewage treatment systems which have been replaced must be properly abandoned. A septic tank must first be pumped out by a registered septic hauler. The top of the tank must be crushed, then filled to grade with an inert material such as concrete, brick, block, stone, or earth. Removal of old leach lines is not required.
No person may drain or pump the contents of a privy, cesspool, or septic tank to the ground surface, into a ditch, a public sewer, street gutter, or storm sewer. The contents of a privy, cesspool, or septic tank must be disposed of in an approved manner by a septic hauler registered in Clermont County. “Approved manner” means the waste has to be disposed of at a municipal sewage treatment plant.
Public Health has no jurisdiction over municipal treatment systems. Complaints about public sewage treatment plants should be directed to the Ohio EPA.
File a complaint online.
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