Onsite Wastewater

  • onsite wastewater system installProgram Elements for DEQ Onsite Wastewater Program

    The Onsite Wastewater Program is a required service for local health departments under Michigan’s Public Health Code, Act 368 of 1978.  The State of Michigan contracts annually with local health departments and provides contract oversight through the Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Program.

    Program elements for the DEQ Onsite Wastewater Program is to offer assistance and training to local health departments in the review and approval of:

    • Land developments utilizing onsite wastewater systems.
    • Large capacity onsite systems discharging up to 10,000 gallons per day.