The Sewage Wastewater Program at Marion Public Health permits household sewage treatment systems (HSTS). Much of Marion County is unsewered and individual home sewage systems are necessary in order for home building to continue.
Our goal is to work with homeowners and contractors to make installing a septic tank a seamless process. Staff sanitarians evaluate each property to determine if a home sewage system can be installed, and if the designed system will work efficiently in a safe, healthy manner. Sewage installers, liquid waste haulers, and service providers are also registered and inspected by the health district.
We also follow up on sewage complaints in the community. Marion Public Health strives to educate before we regulate. Complaints involving malfunctioning systems are investigated and orders to repair are issued with follow up action to assure correction.
If you have any questions regarding septic tanks, please call 740-692-9112.