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WPCLF Sewage Treatment System Replacement Funding

Grant Funding Information for Repair of Failing Private Sewage Treatment Systems

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Semi-public Sewage System Program (HB110)

The Erie County Health Department (ECHD) has entered in to contract with the Ohio EPA to conduct routine operation and maintenance inspections of all semipublic sewage systems in the county where sanitary sewers are not available. A semipublic system is defined as “Semipublic disposal system” means a disposal system that treats the sanitary sewage discharged from publicly or privately owned buildings or places of assemblage, entertainment, recreation, education, correction, hospitalization, housing, or employment, but does not include a disposal system that treats sewage in amounts of more than twenty-five thousand gallons per day. This language is included in Ohio Revised Code 3709.085. ECHD will issue a permit on an annual basis and provide semiannual inspections of these facilities.

If any questions arise, please contact Daryl Apple R.S. at 419-626-5623 ext. 124.

Household Sewage Treatment Program

The goal of the home sewage treatment program is to prevent the spread of disease through potential contact with untreated or partially treated wastewater. In order to do this, the environmental division oversees the design, installation, repair and replacement of household sewage treatment systems. Sanitarians are responsible for conducting the site review and approving a layout plan of a septic system. The system design is based on the soil type and the anticipated water usage of the home.


The following are links to an application and contact information for program specialists:

Instructions to Obtain a Sewage Treatment Permit

Application for Site Review

Application for Sewage Treatment System

Sewage Treatment System Abandonment Form

Vermilion City, Vermilion Twp, Florence Twp, Berlin Twp, Huron Twp, and Milan Twp. -
Call Daryl Apple R.S. at 419-626-5623 ext. 124, or email at dapple@ecghd.org.

Perkins Twp, Oxford Twp, Margaretta Twp, Groton Twp, Bay View, and Castalia -
Call Mark Janowich at 419-626-5623 ext. 108, or email at mjanowich@ecghd.org.

Kelleys Island -
Call Craig Ward at 419-626-5623 ext. 118, or email at cward@ecghd.org.

On January 1, 2015 the State Wide Sewage Treatment System Rules (OAC 3701-29) will be in effect.
Click here for Sewage Treatment Rules.

Please click on the following links for a list of Haulers, Installers, Providers, Evaluators, and Designers:

Registered Septage Haulers

Registered Installers for Household Sewage Treatment

Registered Service Providers

For a list of soil scientists please visit the consultants list of the Association of Ohio Pedologists or search the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Website for a list of soil scientists.

Please click on the following links to retrieve the Site and Soil Evaluation Drawing Requirements or the Layout Plan Submittal Requirements:

Site and Soil Drawing Requirements

Designers and Design Requirements