Onsite Sewage Program Protects Environmental Health

With its mostly rural nature, Lewis County is home to more people relying on septic systems than city sewer systems. The Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (PHSS) Onsite Sewage Program evaluates all aspects of septic systems to ensure they are built to regulatory and public health standards. Onsite wastewater (septic) systems serve residences and businesses in the county that do not have a city sewer connection available. The onsite system is usually located on the same parcel as the source of wastewater. Its purpose is to prevent surface and ground water contamination and to dispose of wastewater below the ground surface so that people and animals will not come into contact with disease-causing organisms. The septic tank is a treatment unit where waste is reduced by bacterial activity. More

Posted: April 25, 2019