Environmental Health

Sewage Disposal Construction Permits

Waste water treatment is an important component of groundwater quality control.  The sewage disposal program evaluates soil to determine its ability to properly treat waste water before returning it to the groundwater.  The program also issues a permit and monitors construction of the system.​

  • Evaluate sites for on-site sewage disposal

  • Provide home loan evaluations

  • Issue permits for septic system construction and repair

Please click here to see a typical Septic Tank System.

Permit Application

Permits are required for any new construction of a septic system or for the replacement of an existing septic tank or tile field.  A permit is also required for any addition or enlargement of a septic system.  Permit applications are available through the Environmental Health Department of the Huron County Health Department.

What is needed to complete an application?

  • Property code/property ID number

  • Present owner's name and mailing address

  • Applicant's name and mailing address

  • Township

  • Section number

  • Site plan

You will be provided all necessary forms and instructions for completion of the application.

Protecting Michigan's Environment

         Ensuring Michigan's Future

Got a minute? Learn about how a home septic system works and why proper maintenance is important to protecting public health, our Great Lakes, and the environment. Got a few minutes? Check out www.michigan.gov/deqonsitewastewater to learn more about septic systems.

E Coli

Got a Minute? Learn about what causes beaches and rivers to close or have health hazard signs! Got a few minutes? Check out the following websites for more information: www.mi.gov/deqecoli

DEQ Water Sampling 101 - Thermal Preservation

This video will cover how to properly pack and ship a drinking water sample so that it can meet thermal preservation requirements.  A disinfection byproducts sample is demonstrated in this video as an example, but these techniques can be applied to other drinking water samples requiring thermal preservation too.  For more helpful tips for meeting compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, please visit www.michigan.gov/drinkingwater.