Septic Regulations In Illinois
The Environmental Protection Agency created the Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) in 1970, an independent agency charged with regulating activities that affect the environment. The IPCB's mission is "To restore, protect, and enhance the environment for all Illinois citizens." The maintenance and ownership of septic tanks falls under the jurisdiction of the board.
Septic System Permits in Illinois
The regulation of septic systems is described in Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code. In particular, the code ensures that individuals who work in this area are qualified to perform the relevant jobs. Anyone involved in installing or extending sewage facilities is required to have a permit. Fees for permits range from $50 to $1200 depending on the size of the population the sewage system will serve.
Licensure Requirements for Septic System Contractors
To become a certified septic contractor in Illinois, you must complete the following steps:
Installing A New Septic System
To install a new septic system in Illinois you must be recognized as an individual who has a career in the wastewater treatment field. The examinations are mandatory and once you are successful at the higher level, you'll be qualified to install septic tanks across the state.
How To File A Complaint
To make a complaint about citizen pollution, contact the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency via their online complaint form or by calling 1-888-372-1996.
Finding a Septic Contractor
View our directory of local Illinois septic tank pumping and maintenance small businesses.
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