Wastewater / Septic Frequently Asked Questions

QDo I have to get a permit from the health department to get my septic tank pumped?
ANo, you do not need a permit to perform preventative maintenance on your septic tank system. Pumping a septic tank is considered preventative maintenance.Top
QIf I’m having problems with my septic tank system, will someone from the Health Department come to my house and tell me how to fix it?
AYes. First of all, you will need to fill out the Application for Authorization for Wastewater System Construction Repair and submit it to the health department with a fee of $170.00. After our department receives your application with payment, an environmental health specialist will visit your property to asses the situation.Top
QDoes the Health Department fix my septic tank system?
ANo. We provide the plan and paperwork on how to fix the system, but the homeowner is responsible for finding someone familiar with septic tank systems to actually do the work. Septic system contractors must be registered with the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.Top
QDo I have to get a permit from the health department to get my septic tank pumped?
ANo, you do not need a permit to perform preventative maintenance on your septic tank system. Pumping a septic tank is considered preventative maintenance.Top
 

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