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Sewage Disposal and Septic Systems

Subsurface Sewage Disposal Programs

QVHD regulates the installation of subsurface sewage disposal systems. This includes site inspections, plan review, the issusing of permits and inspections of all new, repair and replacement systems. We offer homeowner guidance and recommendations on the care and maintenance of septic systems to aid in extending the life of the system and to avoid costly repairs.

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Department of Public Health Environmental Engineering Program (view regulations including technical standards and design manual)

Operation and Maintenance of a Septic System