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.
Fees can now be paid online using the Online Services Portal.
Click here for Portal Instructions. OSWW Portal Instruction 2019.
Click here to go to the Portal. https://cvportal.chathamnc.org/CityViewPortal
- Onsite Monitoring Registration Form.
- Fees also can be paid by check, cash, money order or credit card. Payments made by credit card & online require a 3% convenience fee .
- Onsite Wastewater Monitoring Registration Form
- Sample Maintenance and Inspection Agreement
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)
American Manufacturing Co.
Links for Homeowners of Septic Systems:
Homeowners of Septic Systems Tips
Chatham County List of Subsurface Operators