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On-Site Wastewater Monitoring Program

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        Brad Jones, Environmental Health Monitoring Program Specialist 
        Telephone: 919-545-8375
        Beverly KayEnvironmental Health Technician  
        Telephone: 919-542-8217

  Brad Jones, REHS

Brad Jones, REHS, Monitoring Program Specialist

The primary responsibility of the onsite wastewater monitoring program is to assure compliance of all existing onsite systems required to be inspected by the NC Laws and Rules for Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems.  Certain types of systems are required to have floats, pumps, alarms, valves, and highly technical control panels which if not inspected could lead to a premature failure of the septic system and for this reason the state sewage rules require these systems to be maintained and inspected on a routine basis required in rule 15A NCAC 18A .1961(B). All onsite systems need to be maintained properly to maximize the life of the system.

The Onsite Wastewater Monitoring Program also provides assistance to certified subsurface operators and homeowners of onsite wastewater systems.


Links for Certified Subsurface Operators

NC DHHS Onsite Water Protection Section

Department of Water Quality- Technical Assistance Certification Unit 

NOWRA  (National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association)

Goulds Pumps

Hydromatic Pumps

Myers Pumps 

Zoeller Pumps

American Manufacturing Co.

Links for Homeowners of Septic Systems: 

Homeowners of Septic Systems Tips 

Chatham County List of Subsurface Operators

Soil Facts: Septic System Owner's Guide

Soil Facts:  Septic Systems & Their Maintenance

Home-A-Syst: Improving Septic Systems


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