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Septic System Permits (On-Site Wastewater)

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 James Tiger, R.E.H.S., Onsite Wastewater Supervisor 919-545-8316
Thomas Boyce, R.E.H.S.,L.S.S.,  Lead Soil Scientist 919-545-8378
Carl Kivett, R.E.H.S.,L.S.S, 919-542-8229
 Daniel Potts, R.E.H.S., 919-545-8311
Beverly Kay, E. H. Tech 919-542-8217

The Division of Environmental Health is responsible for regulating the treatment and disposal of sewage from septic tank systems which serve residences, places of business or places of public assembly that do not hold a North Carolina Division of Water Quality Wastewater Irrigation System Permit. Persons planning to build, alter or expand a structure from which sewage will be discharged must apply for a site evaluation with the division. The staff evaluates the soil and the site to determine its suitability for a subsurface septic system.

An Improvement Permit and Authorization to Construct must be obtained prior to installation. An Operation Permit is issued upon inspection of the system to determine if it is installed according to North Carolina statutes and rules. The staff investigates reports of surfacing sewage and enforces the state rules through legal remedies. These activities protect the public health and the groundwater by assuring the proper treatment and disposal of wastewater.

Links Of Interest:

NC DHHS On Site Wastewater Rules .1900 Rules

NC DHHS On-Site Water Protection Section

Alternative System Designers List (Contact our office to be added to the list.)

Homeowner's of Septic Systems Presentation

Certified Septic Contractors & Inspectors List

Subsurface Operators List

Licensed Soil Scientist List












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