The purpose of the site visits is to update our inventory of existing household sewage treatment systems (HSTS) in the City. A HSTS treats household wastes in areas without access to public sewers. Septic tanks, leach fields, aerators and evapo-transpiration systems are forms of onsite treatment systems. The type, location and condition of all systems need to be inventoried and mapped using GPS coordinates.
The site visit crews are sending mailers to residents ahead of time. Site visits will occur during normal daytime working hours. Residents do not need to be at home for the visit, which will include:
- Representatives (2 or 3 staff members) of FSWCD and FCPH will visit your property. They will have identification with them.
- They will knock on the front door to notify you that they are on your property.
- They will ask you to secure your pets and unlock any gates.
- They will need access to all sides of your property (front, side and rear).
- They will be taking notes regarding your HSTS and water well location (if applicable).
- They will also be walking near any streams and waterways adjacent to your property.
- They will not need to enter your home.
If access to your property is not possible at the time of the initial site visit, the representatives will leave a notice at your front door requesting that you contact FCPH directly to arrange a time to have the site visit performed.
The purpose of this inventory is for FSWCD and FCPH to provide their expertise to the City of Dublin in characterizing the existing functionality and mapping of these HSTS. This will aid the City in determining priority areas for public sanitary sewer extensions. The City anticipates that this effort will be on-going until all areas of the City are provided with public sanitary sewer service.
This inventory is also a requirement of the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The inventory will be used to map the locations of the HSTS.
If the site visit reveals any concerns with the operation of your HSTS, FCPH will contact you directly to discuss the findings.
Please contact the City of Dublin with any questions regarding the City’s Utility Extension Program:
Todd Garwick, P.E.
Senior Civil Engineer – Utilities
Please contact Franklin County Public Health with any questions about your HSTS or specifics of the site visits:
Water Quality Program