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  • Industry Notices

    Industry updates for O&M professionals, septic designers, installers and well-drillers.

    Read the latest updates, news and events for onsite sewage and well permitting. Sign up to receive industry notices by email.

    June 14

    • Review new and revised guidance and requirements.
    • Flags and labels for individual wells
    • Installations require supervision of a licensed installer.
    • Locate water lines before installation.
    • Variance approvals
    • Backfill verification must contain installer signature and date of backfill.

    Jan. 19

    • New year, new fees.
    • Review recent updates to our regulations and policies.
    • Subsurface drip requirements
    • Changes to ECO application processing
    • Provide gate codes.
    • Attend a lunch and learn on shoreline exemptions for emergency septic repairs.


    Nov. 16

    • Are you getting the latest updates from the Technical Advisory Group (TAG)?
    • Use correct timer settings at record drawing
    • Change of Designer from updated
    • High winter water table review 2023-2024 season
    • Make sure you meet O&M inspection requirements.

    Sept. 13

    • Ensure your drainfield meets setbacks to the building foundation
    • When to submit a redesign vs. resubmittal
    • New terralift policy
    • Check the status of your application online 

    June 16

    • Technical Advisory Group has a new webpage!
    • Find regulations and policies for on-site sewage and wells on our webpage.
    • You can help us reduce application review times.

    April 25

    • New webpage shows you on-site sewage and individual well policies.
    • RSS deficiencies are now easier for you to resolve.
    • Protecting your septic starts with you!
    • OnlineRME Reporting User Guide Update.

    Jan. 4

    • Use only DOH approved sewage pump basins.




    Questions? Visit or contact us at or (253) 649-1925.