5. Performing a repair to an existing onsite wastewater treatment system

A permit is required from the WPA prior to the repair of any component of an onsite wastewater treatment system. A repair can be defined as any replacement, removal or modification of any and all components of an onsite wastewater treatment system. A repair does not include routine maintenance (such as tank pumping, effluent filter cleaning or ATU service maintenance) but does include, although is not limited to, items such as tank replacement, distribution box replacement, house sewer line repair, or additional absorption lines.

Prior to any repair to an onsite wastewater treatment system, an initial phone consultation, followed by a field visit with the owner or a representative of the owner and the WPA should be conducted to evaluate and properly diagnose the nature and need for a system repair permit.

Based on the results of the consultation, a repair permit may be issued. The fee for the repair will be $200 to $400 and must be paid prior to the repair. Make check payable to Schuyler County. Following the construction of the repair, all pertinent components must be inspected by the WPA.

Additional Pertinent Procedure Sections:
Inspection Instructions for Contractors