***UPDATE: JAN 21, 2021***
Due to the challenges and staffing needs of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Summit County Public Health (SCPH) will temporarily discontinue conducting soil evaluations for vacant lots as of February 1, 2021 until further notice. While this service is suspended for new lot evaluations, applicants will need to use a certified soil scientist for the soil evaluation portion of the review. Please visit the Ohio Department of Health webpage for information on soil evaluation requirements and to access lists of approved soil scientists here: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/sewage-treatment-systems/information-for-homeowners/soils-designs-and-site-drainage
SCPH will continue to perform soil evaluations for the replacement of sewage treatment systems for existing homes.
Homeowner Education & Maintenance
- Understanding and Caring for Your Septic System
- Understanding and Caring for Your Pressure Distribution Leach System
- Understanding and Caring for Your Mound System
- Request a septic system inspection or effluent sample
Information on Contractors/Service Providers
What is an NPDES System?
Since its introduction in 1972, the NPDES permit program is responsible for significant improvements to our nation's water quality. NPDES, or National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, controls water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. Water pollution degrades surface waters making them unsafe for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities. Individual homes, industrial, municipal, and other facilities must obtain permits if their discharges go directly to surface waters. (Reference: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/npdes/)