Septic & Waste Water

Brown County Health Department

Septic & Waste Water | Brown County Health Department

The Health Department staff regularly conduct, and document, official inspections/investigations as required by state and local code.  

Septic & Waste Water Services:

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Site Evaluations: Review certified soil analysis to ascertain the soil characteristics profile and loading rate to determine the suitability for an on-site wastewater treatment system.
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Site Evaluation: This document may approve or deny the use of an on-site system based on the data collected from the soil analysis and site evaluation.
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Septic Permits: Issued for repairs or new construction of on-site wastewater treatment systems. Will specify system requirements and location.
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Inspections: Inspect all septic system installations for compliance with Brown County Ordinance, and rule 410 IAC 6-8.3. A diagram of the system is kept on file.
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Investigations: Investigate reports of malfunctioning septic systems. Take samples and if necessary check potential source with tracer dye.
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Education: Programs and workshops are given for the public, septic contractors, builders, and realtors as needed
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Contractor Registration: Administer tests and educate installers on system installations so that they may be registered to install on-site wastewater treatment systems in Brown County. A current list of Registered Contractors is kept on file at the office.
Forms can be opened and downloaded in PDF format by clicking on any of the links below.