Septic Program

Waste Water & Private Septic Systems

The Environmental Health Program regulates private on-site waste treatment systems, provides new septic system inspections, administers the Time of Transfer (TOT) septic inspection program, and reviews waste treatment plans in accordance with rezoning and subdivision requests in Black Hawk County.

Alternative Systems

Based upon the property in questions a contractor or health officer may recommend or require the placement of an alternative septic system. Depending on the system, homeowners may be responsible for having a maintenance contract that mandates an annual service to their septic system. This inspection item is required by the DNR and monitored by the Black Hawk County Sanitarian.

Septic State & Local Regulations

Septic Permit and Approved Contractors

  • Application for septic permit
  • List of Time Of Transfer Approved TOT Inspectors
  • List of Certified Septic Installers

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