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Waste Water Systems

Waste Water & Private Septic Systems

The Environmental Health Program regulates private on-site waste treatment systems, provides new septic system inspections, administers the Time of Transfer (TOT) septic inspection program, and reviews waste treatment plans in accordance with rezoning and subdivision requests in Chickasaw County.

Alternative Systems

Based upon the property in questions a contractor or health officer may recommend or require the placement of an alternative septic system. Depending on the system, homeowners may be responsible for having a maintenance contract that mandates an annual service to their septic system. This inspection item is required by the DNR and monitored by the Chickasaw County Sanitarian.

Septic State & Local Regulations

Septic Permit and Approved Contractors

Related Websites

Downloads & Resources

  • DNR Certified Time of Transfer Septic System Inspectors
  • Iowa Code 567.69: Private Sewage Disposal Systems
    • Rules for inspections, environmental regulations, and other items related to private sewage systems.
  • Iowa Code 567.68: Commercial Septic Tank Cleaners
    • Rules and standards for commercial cleaning of and waste disposal from private sewage disposal systems
  • Iowa Code 641.24: Well Testing, Reconstruction, and Plugging - Grants to Counties
    • Rules for administering the grants to counties program

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