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SEPTIC . WELL . WATER

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Well & Septic System Permit 

Permits are required for any new construction of a well or septic system or for the replacement of an existing well, septic tank or tile field.  A permit is also required for any addition or enlargement of a septic system. 

​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

Sewage Disposal Construction Permits

Wastewater treatment is an important component of groundwater quality control.  The sewage disposal program evaluates soil to determine its ability to properly treat wastewater 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.

​​To learn more, check out How Septic Systems Work | US EPA

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.

Have you ever wondered what happens when you flush the toilet or run water down the drain. Check out the interactive "How a Septic System Works" 

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