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Septic Tanks

Environmental Health Program of Jackson County

Septic Tanks


Requirements for
New & Repair Septic
Tank Applications(37kb doc)


Requirements for Existing
Septic Tank Applications(36kb doc)




Onsite Systems,
Nitrogen & Springs
Protection(1.52mb pdf)


On Site Sewage Treatment and Disposal System (Septic Tank)

On Site Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS) treat wastewater from homes and businesses that are not connected to sewer systems.  

To ensure that systems are installed in a manner that will not cause pollution to the environment, Environmental Health evaluates locations for new and repaired septic tank systems.

The systems are inspected to determine compliance with state regulations, and their impact on the environment.