Lake Cumberland District Health Department
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Lake Cumberland District Health Department has developed this step-by-step guide to aid in the new home on-site sewage disposal procedure. Contact your local health department for more information.
New Home On-site Sewage Disposal Procedures Involving Environmental Services*
Step 1: Apply for onsite sewage disposal site evaluation with the local Health Department. $227.00 fee made payable to Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD). FLOOR PLAN TO BE SUBMITTED.
Step 2: Dig 2-4 test holes (backhoe pits) on your property in the proposed system area 42” deep, 50-100 feet apart.
Step 3: The homeowner has a certified septic installer apply for a septic permit. $271.00 fee made payable to LCDHD. Detailed drawing required before a permit is issued.
Step 4: Septic is installed according to permit and Health Department notified upon installation.
* Variances and/or other modifications may be necessary upon site evaluation.