1. When you receive the Operation and Maintenance Permit application, complete the required information, sign and date the application. Please use the enclosed aerial view of the property to indicate the location of the HSTS (septic system) and well. Return the completed application and aerial map, along with the required fee, to the Putnam County Health Department, 256 E. Williamstown Road, Ottawa, OH 45875,
2. PCHD will process your application and mail a copy of your O & M Permit along with educational HSTS information and a list of Registered Service Providers.
3. Follow the Terms and Conditions of the Operation Permit:
3a. EVALUATION of the household sewage treatment system will be required one time within each 5-year permit cycle. The evaluation is a visual inspection to determine the location of the STS area, check for any nuisance conditions, and to determine the outlet location. If the outlet is located within 200 feet of an open waterway (a ditch, river, etc.) the outlet will be checked for any evidence of nuisance conditions entering the open waterway.
→ You may contact a registered service provider to perform the evaluation.
→ You may have a Putnam County Health Department employee conduct the evaluation at their convenience.
→ You may call the Putnam County Health Department to schedule a time to perform the evaluation while you are present. For the safety of our employees, if you have an off leash dog and are having the PCHD employee perform the evaluation, you MUST call to schedule the evaluation.
3b. PUMP the tank at least once every 10 years. Contact a sewage hauler who is registered in Putnam County. The registered hauler will submit a copy of the pumping report to the Putnam County Health Department.
3c. System specific service contracts must be maintained and reported to the health department. *If applicable to your specific HSTS.
o NPDES system requirements of maintaining and testing must be met and reported to the health department. *If you have an NPDES specific HSTS.
3d. RENEWAL OF PERMIT UPON EXPIRATION (EVERY 5 YEARS)