1250 Hollipark Drive
Serving Bonneville, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, and Teton Counties
The purpose of the Waste Water Treatment and Disposal Program is to protect the public from infectious disease and prevent contamination of the environment especially ground water by ensuring the proper treatment and disposal of waste water. Onsite sewage systems serve about 25% of homes in the United States.
Large numbers of disease causing organisms are found in the fecal discharges of both ill and apparently healthy individuals. The improper disposal of human excreta is a major factor threatening our environment and our health.
The only exceptions to this rule are: 1) Portable non-discharging systems may be used on a temporary basis, and 2) individual subsurface sewage disposal systems may be repaired when needed as the result of broken or clogged solid piping or malfunctions in an electrical or mechanical system. Such repair may not expand the system unless authorized.
A Technical Guidance Committee has been appointed to give specific guidelines to assist in the interpretation of the above mentioned rules and have published the Technical Guidance Manual and updates (05/13/14)
For More Information
Environmental Health Program
Or, you can contact the Environmental Health Specialist in your county for assistance.
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