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Wastewater Sanitation

Wastewater Sanitation

Members of the Monroe County Health Department Wastewater Division advise, inspect and approve the installation of ALL Septic Systems in Monroe County.

Of the inspections conducted, many deal with the repair of existing systems. The repairs can be the result of a septic failure due to damage to the septic field or a holding tank. Replacement of an old abandoned site may require a new system.

The two major reasons for failure of an existing septic system in Monroe County are attributed to either age or abuse. Abuse of a septic system is an undersized system with over-utilization or an injection of water to the field.

When purchasing a home in Monroe County, be sure that the septic field is sized by the number of bedrooms in the home.

An Application for a Septic Permit must be completed by the homeowner when a system needs to be installed or replaced.

NOTE:  Fees for Repair or New Septic System Applications are due at the time you submit your application for requested services.

Septic Fees for Services

New Septic Permit $250
     Reinstatement of new permit $100
Repair Septic Permit $150
Commercial Septic Permit (new or repair)
$400
Real Estate Inspection $100

A real estate inspection could be required for a property transaction, building remodel (other than the increase of bedrooms), or property subdivision. If the Monroe County Building Department requires a septic permit for an existing home which will change bedroom count, a new soil test and a repair permit will be required.

On septic permit renewals or modifications which will place the septic system in the location of the original site of the initial permit, an additional soil test is not required. If a different site is requested by the builder or owner for the new permit due to a different house location or increase in bedrooms, then a new soil test will be required.

Septic Installer Test and Company Registration $150
     Must provide proof of insurance  
Septic Installed by Homeowner Test Fee $250

Please contact one of our Wastewater Specialists at (812) 349-2834 or (812) 349-2073 for more information. Office hours for staff are normally 8am to 9am Monday through Friday for walk-ins. We urge you to make an appointment prior to walking in as staff may be out of the office doing field work.


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Penny Caudill,
Health Administrator
Health Building
119 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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