Septic System Information
Septic System Information
The Washington County Environmentalists inspect all residential septic system sites in the county prior to construction and after installation. If you are dealing with a commercial site, State approval must be granted before proceeding. You may call the Health Department for more information.
For more information, click on the following links:
- Application for repair of private sewage disposal system
- Application for private sewage disposal system
- Certified Septic System Installers and Soil Scientists
- You Don’t REALLY Want to Install Your Own Septic System, Do You?!!
- How to get on the Installer’s List
- Care and Feeding of Your Septic System (Maintenance)
- “Septic System Central”
- “Anatomy of a Toilet”
Information Regarding Water Testing – Water testing kits may be picked up at the Health Department during their regular business hours.
The Washington County Health Department Environmentalists handle all the environmental complaints. Any complaints involving illegal dumping, illegal burning, or leaking septic systems can be directed to them. Complaints can be made by calling 812-883-5603, Extension 2004 or Extension 2003. You may also submit your complaint by CLICKING HERE.
The Indiana State Health Department has provided funding to allow the Local Health Departments to purchase Mosquito Dunks, a larvicidal product. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis, a bacterial spore that is safe for animals and fish. It kills mosquitoes by scratching up their stomach and intestinal linings, making them unable to ingest food. Mosquito Dunks are free to the public as long as our supply lasts. Simply call the Health Department at 812-883-5603, Extension 2004, and let us know how large your area of standing water is. A calculation can be made as to how many Dunks you will need.
"Facts about West Nile Virus" = http://www.in.gov/isdh/23599.htm
"How to Protect Yourself" = http://www.in.gov/isdh/23597.htm
"Indiana Septic Code (Title 410 IAC 6-8.1) = http://www.in.gov/isdh/410_IAC_6_8_1.pdf
"Radon Information" = http://www.epa.gov/radon
"Mold in your Home" = http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/CDC_moldprotection.pdf
"Lyme Disease" = http://www.in.gov/isdh/20461.htm
"Ehrlichiosis" = http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/ehrlichiosis/
"Disease Protection" = http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/lyme/
"Indiana State Board of Animal Health" = http://www.Indiana Board of Animal Health
"Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professional's Association, Inc." = http://www.Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professional’s Association, Inc.