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Lake Cumberland District Health Department

A healthy today for a brighter tomorrow.

How to Repair a Septic System

1. Apply for a site evaluation:

Visit the Local Health Department during normal office hours (Monday-Friday 8:00am-9:30am) and complete a site evaluation application (application fee of $227.00 may be waived). Please have information such as number of bedrooms, acreage of property and location of the property. *Backhoe pits are required for inspectors to complete site evaluations. Floor plan is required.

2. Contact a Certified Septic System Installer.

A list of certified installers can be provided by the Local Health Department. The installer will then use the site evaluation to design and layout the system, including a proposed drawing listing all setbacks and grade shots. A Certified Inspector will issue a permit to the Certified Installer to construct the system (permit fee $271.00).

3. Final Inspection by the Local Health Department.

After the installation of the septic system is complete, a Certified Inspector from the Local Health Department may conduct a final inspection of the system. If a final inspection is required, the inspector will determine if the system has been constructed according to the permit and meets the requirements of the Kentucky Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Regulations.

Click here to review our: Existing System Inspection Policy.