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Wastewater Management

Septic Tanks, On-Site Sewage, Portable Toilets

Mission/Program Goals

  • Minimize health problems related to untreated human sewage.
  • Regulation and inspection of new on-site sewage management systems (septic tanks/field lines) installed annually.
  • Investigation and inspection of repairs made annually to improperly functioning on-site sewage management systems.
  • Education, training, and certification for environmentalists, septic tank installers, pumpers, soil scientists, geologists, and engineers involved in installing, maintaining, and repairing on-site sewage management systems.

NEW!

Onsite Management System Rule (511-3-1)
Portable Sanitation Rule (511-3-6) (Portable Toilets)
Welstrom - Online Mapping Tool
        Septic Tank Permits, Wells, Soils, etc
        Additonal information

Homeowner Resources

Buying addditives/chemicals for your tank? Think again!
Guide to Septic Tanks
Hire a Certified: Installer - Pumper - Soil Classifier
Understanding Your Septic Tank: Fun, educational video

Contractor/Environmentalist Resources

Applications and Study Guides
Committies (Certification Review, Soil Classifiers, Technical Review)
Education and Training Courses
Product Approvals
Residency Verification Form
Rules and Regulations and Manual
Soil Classifier Info
Variance/Waiver Request Form and Instructions

Additional Information

Background and Use of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems in GA
Design Criteria for Peak Sewage Flow
Impact of Onsite Sewage Systems on Ground Water Nitrogen
Program Responsibilities

If a septic tank is not installed level and/or at the proper grade, it will FAIL. Our Environmental Health Specialists always check for this...and so much more!