Private Sewage Disposal
The Division of Environmental Health conducts plan reviews, permitting and final installation inspections for new and renovated private sewage disposal systems. Education and regulation concerning private sewage disposal systems help ensure proper human waste water disposal. This limits exposure to pathogens and reduces negative environmental impacts.
Private Sewage Installation and Renovation
Before a private sewage disposal system can be installed, a Private Sewage Disposal System Plan Review Application and $75.00 application fee must be submitted. If the proposed system meets the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code, the applicant will be granted a permit. It is then the responsibility of the applicant to give 48 hour notification to the Division of Environmental Health prior to installation.
Below are documents and links which can help you determine the proper system to suit your needs. If you have any additional questions regarding private sewage disposal systems, we are happy to meet with you and explain the various options available. Please contact us at (618) 283-1044 to make an appointment.
- Choosing a Private Sewage Disposal System
- Subsurface Seepage System Do's and Don'ts
- Buried Sand Filter Do's and Don'ts
- Aerobic Treatment Unit Do's and Don'ts
- Waste Stabilization Pond Do's and Don'ts
- Holding Tank Do's and Don'ts
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Private Sewage Web Page
Private Sewage System Complaints
The Division of Environmental Health also responds to improperly functioning systems and nuisance situations. If you would like to report an improperly functioning system or nuisance situation, please submit a Complaint Form to our office or send an email. Please include all requested information.