Household Sewage Treatment

Program Background


The Household Sewage System Program is to ensure that household sewage treatment systems are designed and installed under permit and in accordance with State and local regulations.  We are committed to prevent and to keep our Waters of the State safe and free from contaminants by performing inspections, enforcing sewage regulations, and providing education to homeowners.  Over the years, better design, site evaluations, and homeowner education have been very instrumental to this program.

Instructions Forms Providers Rules & Regulations


Education and Information

Do’s and Don’ts of Your Septic System

Guide to Proper Care & Maintenance of Septic System

Know Your Household Sewage System

Know Your Septic Tank

Homeowner’s Guide to Septic Systems(brochure)

Septic System Maintenance

Operation and Maintenance Guide for Aeration Systems

Operation and Maintenance Guide for Septic Tank Tile Field Systems

National Homeowners Guide to Evaluating Service Contracts

Common Household Sewage Treatment Systems in Allen County

Helpful Links

Ohio Department of Health Sewage Treatment Systems Program

Ohio EPA

County & Township Contacts

County Sanitary Engineer

Regional Planning

Sewage Nuisance Complaints

If you are aware of a sewage nuisance, please contact the Environmental Division of the Allen County Health Department at 419-228-4457.  As a general rule, we do not follow-up on anonymous complaints.