Household Sewage Systems

Sewage System Installation Season is April 15 - November 15
Weather permitting, installations MAY continue after consulting with this division.

The Household Sewage Treatment System Program assures that installation of all new or replacement household sewage treatment systems are performed under permit and in accordance with local and state requirements. Proper installation of systems helps prevent contamination of groundwater supplies and reduces the incidence of sewage-related nuisances.

The program staff reviews plans for the installation of new and replacement sewage treatment systems and assures that they are installed under a permit issued by the County Health District and by a contractor registered to perform such work.

Completed installations are inspected for compliance with approved plans before the system is approved. Contractors who install treatment systems or that "clean" sewage tanks must be registered with the County Health District to perform such work.

The Environmental Health Division responds to written public health nuisance complaints regarding systems that are discharging odorous, grey or black wastewater.


Sewage Treatment System Rules

New Ohio Department of Health (ODH) rules regarding sewage treatment systems went into effect on January 1, 2015. 

The sewage treatment system rules (Ohio Administrative Code 3701-29) can be accessed on the ODH website here. 

Household Sewage Links

Soil & Water Conservation District

ODNR Divisin of Soil & Water Resources

For Information and the application to apply for the Ashland County Health Department's Household Sewage Repair-Replacement Loan Program - click here.

Printable Forms

Procedure to Obtain Approval to Permit and Install a Household Sewage Treatment System

Sewage Review Application

Sewage & Water Evaluation Form

Sewage Installer Application

Sewage Installer Completion Form 

Service Provider Application

Septage Hauler Application 

Variance Request

Ashland County 

Soil Consultants

2022 Sewage Installers

2022 Service Providers

2022 Septage Haulers 

STS Designers 


2008 Sewage Rules


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