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*
Apply for onsite sewage disposal site evaluation with local Health Department. $170.50 fee made payable to Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD). FLOOR PLAN TO BE SUBMITTED.
Dig 2-4 test holes (backhoe pits) on your property in the proposed system area 42” deep, 50-100 feet apart.
- Notify Health Department that test holes are dug.
- Once soil is evaluated, system write-up and Temporary electric sticker will be issued to homeowner. (No Temporary for RV or Mobile Homes)
Homeowner has certified septic installer apply for septic permit. $203.50 fee made payable to LCDHD. Detailed drawing required before permit is issued.
- Plumbing inspector receives copy of septic permit releasing him to write a water permit.
Septic is installed according to permit and Health Department notified upon installation.
- Health Department inspects system and either approves or disapproves installation.
- Upon approval, a Permanent electric sticker will be issued to homeowner.
* Variances and/or other modifications may be necessary upon site evaluation.