Wayne County Combined General Health District - Wooster, Ohio

Sewage Program

How To Request a Site Evaluation Approval For a Sewage Treatment System

Individuals may either request a parcel or tract of property be evaluated by a Division of Environmental Health staff sanitarian to determine the feasibility of installing a new or replacement sewage treatment system (STS) to serve a one, two or three family dwelling or a small flow on-site sewage treatment system (SFOSTS) for facilities which would generate less than 1000 gallons per day by any the following methods:

  1. A check list to assist can be found HERE and printed off. Below is a summary.
  2. Contact a soil scientist to have the soil evaluated. List of Soil Scientist HERE.
  3. Contact a plot plan designer for a septic design. List of Plot Plan Designers HERE.    
  4. Complete a Site Review Application HERE with $100 fee
  5. Submit the soil evaluation and plot plan design with $100 review fee to the Wayne County Health Department for review and approval. Plot plans will not be reviewed unless review fee paid. Please allow 5 working days for plot plan approval.

How To Obtain a Permit To Install Or Alter a Sewage Treatment System

Individuals may obtain a Permit to Install or a Permit to Alter a sewage treatment system to serve a one, two or three family dwelling (STS) or a small flow on-site sewage treatment system (SFOSTS) from the Division of Environmental Health after the approval of the submitted plot plan. Once approved, a permit application is required. A registered septic installer and homeowner* must be named on permit and permit fee paid to issue permit. Download a Permit Application

*Homeowner may may apply for and install a septic system if: Own the parcel as primary residence and take a test regarding the Sewage code with an 80% passing grade.

Registered Contractors LIST: Septic Installers    Septic Haulers/Pumper    Service Providers

The permit application and fee must be submitted prior to the start of construction of the sewage system.
Permit fees are as follows:

$374.00 Permit to Install $185.00 Permit to Alter. $50 Re-inspection fee. $50 Permit extension. Tank Abandon $25

Once the newly installed septic system is approved for use with submitted as-built information and the system passes a 12-month inspection an operational permit shall be issued. Septic systems must have prior approval by the Wayne County Health Department to begin construction from November 1 to April 30.

REQUEST FOR REAL ESTATE EVALUATION HERE

** NEW** WATER POLLUTION CONTROL LOAN FUND GRANT ASSISTANCE FOR REPLACEMENT OF SEPTIC SYSTEMS $$$ HERE

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HOMEOWNER SEPTIC EDUCATION HERE

Excellent source of septic maintenance

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Helpful Links

Forms and Information: BELOW

Attachments:
File / URLDescriptionFile size
Access this URL (http://www.odh.ohio.gov/~/media/ODH/ASSETS/Files/eh/STS/NPDES-FS.ashx)NPDES Permit Application 440 kB
Download this file (SKM_C364e15042416080.pdf)Septic Tank Abandon Form 532 kB
Download this file (Variance Request Form.pdf)Variance Request Form 67 kB

Wayne Health Department Hours

Health Department Office Hours

General Business Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM for all divisions
Vital Statistics (birth and death certificates) issued Monday - Friday  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Environmental Health Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:15
WIC - By Appointment Only.  Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          Walk-In Newsletters:  Tuesday:  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM; Thursday:  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Pt. Care Walk-In Clinics Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 1:00 - 4:00.


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