The Regional Office Program is developing a new voluntary installer program for contractors who install onsite wastewater treatment (septic) systems and potable water supply connections. The concept is to provide installers the information and training associated with the proper siting, design, and construction of wastewater systems and potable water supplies that are regulated by the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules.
Training classes will be developed based on best practices and the requirements contained in the Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules.
New Wastewater System and Potable Water Supply Rules, Effective April 12, 2019
To be eligible for a designer's license, a person must:
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.