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Ohio Department of Health-Sewage Treatment Systems Program

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) regulates sewage treatment systems across the state through statutory authority established under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3718 and Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-29, which was updated and became effective on Jan. 1, 2015. Permitting, inspections and enforcement are conducted by the local health districts and local health districts may adopt more stringent rules and standards. 

Starting January 1, 2017 the Ohio EPA established one general NPDES permit OHK000003 ,for household sewage treatment systems, (HSTS) that provides statewide coverage to authorize the discharge from approved household sewage treatment systems.  Ohio Department of Health maintains a list of approved systems and permit details.

Approved Continuing Education

Answers to your questions regarding Ohio's continuing education requirements and responsibilities for contractors, local health districts and continuing education providers.

Ohio NPDES General Permit

USEPA Septic Smart

The United States Environmental Protection Agency's program encouraging homeowners, wastewater professionals, and state, tribal, and local officials to design and maintain effective systems to protect public health, preserve valuable water resources, and sustain economic vitality in their communities.


NOWRA is the largest organization in the U.S. dedicated to representing the onsite and decentralized wastewater industry. They work to protect water resources and promote the economic, environmental, and public health benefits of septic systems. By becoming a member of OOWA, you also become a member of NOWRA.

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