Beginning July 1, 2007, every parcel of land came under the authority of the State's on-site wastewater & potable water supply system program. As a result of this change, a state permit is needed for most repairs, upgrades, and new construction of on-site wastewater treatment and disposal facilities, on-site potable water supplies, and connections to municipal water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
The Regional Office Program reviews projects for compliance and issues permits in the administration of Chapter 1, Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules. Part of the responsibility of the Program is to review and approve projects that have new or replacement water or sewer service connections to municipal water and sewer mains. This may include the review and approval of designs for municipal sewer or water line extensions.