|The Environmental Health section issues permits for private sewage disposal systems and inspects new construction of private sewage disposal systems. They also provide consultation for private water supplies. The environmentalists investigate complaints of septic system failures that contribute to land pollution. They also provide information on health hazards such as improper solid and hazardous waste disposal. They work closely with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana State Department of Health.
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.