An EHS using auger to evaluate soilThe On-Site Wastewater section of Environmental Health is responsible for protecting and improving the health of Alamance County citizens through a variety of responsibilities, which include the following:

  • Issuing or denying septic system permits (Improvement Permits)
  • Inspecting septic systems after they are installed to ensure proper installation by septic installer
  • Investigating septic system malfunctions and issuing repair permits based on that investigation
  • Monitoring advanced septic systems and systems with pumps to ensure that they are functioning as designed
  • Inspecting existing septic systems to ensure that buildings and other items are not constructed over the septic system which can lead to a system failure
  • Providing education and consultation to the public