Operation & Maintenance

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) regulates sewage treatment systems across the state through statutory authority established under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Chapter 3718 and Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-29 which was updated and became effective on January 1, 2015, permitting, inspections and enforcement to be conducted by local health departments.

PCHD helps homeowners ensure their sewage treatment system (STS) are being properly maintained by conducting evaluations, keeping records, and providing information or education on their systems. PCHD also conducts site reviews and issues permits to make sure that new STS are designed to current environmental engineering standards so they properly treat wastewater for homes that do not have sewer access.

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Putnam County Health Department mailed out Renew Sewage Treatment System Letter  in November 2022. Attached is a sample letter.


Operation & Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions

For more information contact:

Lisa Pope, Environmental Health Technician

Putnam County Health Department

p.419-523-5608, ext. 115

[email protected]