Program 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.
- Whitepaper on Statewide Code for Onsite Wastewater Treatment
- Technical Guide for Pressure Mound Systems
- Contact Information
- Septic Systems: Out of Sight, Not out of Mind (Video)
- What is a Drainfield?
- What is an Onsite Wastewater System (aka: Septic System)?
- FAQ: Onsite Wastewater Treatment (MSU Extension)
- Septic Systems: Insight into Your Onsite Septic System Webinar (MSU Extension)
- What is a Septic Tank?
Laws and Rules
- Groundwater Discharge Permit Program (Industrial and Commercial Wastewaters)
- MDEQ Septage Program
- Michigan Association for Local Public Health
- Michigan Environmental Health Association
- Michigan Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association
- Michigan Public Health Institute - LHD Accreditation
- National Small Flows Clearinghouse
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency