Madison County Health Department:

On-Site Sewage Services

The purpose of the On-Site Sewage Program in Missouri is to minimize the threat to the health and safety of Missouri’s citizens and visitors due to improper treatment and dispersal of on-site wastewater. Domestic wastewater must be properly managed to avoid public health problems. Three types of wastewater handling systems can be used in Missouri communities; onsite and cluster (decentralized) systems, and centralized systems.

Authority: Authority to regulate on-site wastewater treatment systems comes from the Revised Statutes of Missouri 701.025 to 701.059 RSMo, and the Code of State Regulations 19 CSR 20-3.060 , 3.070, and 3.080. Together these can be found in the Onsite Sewage Manual

at: http://health.mo.gov/living/environment/onsite/pdf/onsite_ref_book.pdf

Jurisdictions may have their own ordinance, contract with the state, or be directly regulated by the Missouri Department of Health and - -Senior Services. Regulation under local ordinance can be more stringent. Type of on-site authority by county is shown on a Missouri map available at: http://health.mo.gov/living/environment/onsite/pdf/onsiteauthoritymap.pdf.

Installations of on- site sewage systems in Madison County, Missouri are governed directly through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 
Permits are required before construction for the following:

  • Single family residences with less than 3 acres

  • Any business

  • Acreage that has more than 1 house on 10 acres of land in the aggragate. (The second house would have to be a permitted system). (See 701.031- for exact wording of the Law).

Contact Information for On-Site Sewage Department To obtain an application for installation please contact:

  • Program Manager: James Gaughan, P.E. 573-751-6090

  • Asst. Program Manager: Percy Johnson 573-751-6090

 

On-Site Sewage Complaints for Madison County are handled through the Madison County Health Department. Fill out the Complaint Form and e-mail it to the health inspector, or call or come into the office to make a complaint. Complaints can be taken Anonymously, but keep in mind that if it goes to court, your name will most likely be released. Also- the Health Inspector cannot get back with you without your contact information.

Complaint Form.pdf

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Published June 30,2017

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Madison County Health Department

806 W College Ave.

Fredericktown, MO  63645