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 the local Health Department. $206.30 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 the soil is evaluated, system write-up and Temporary electric sticker will be issued to the homeowner. (No Temporary for RV or Mobile Homes)
The homeowner has a certified septic installer apply for a septic permit. $246.23 fee made payable to LCDHD. Detailed drawing required before a permit is issued.
- Plumbing inspector receives a copy of the septic permit releasing him to write a water permit.
Septic is installed according to permit and Health Department notified upon installation.
- Health Department inspects the system and either approves or disapproves installation.
- Upon approval, a Permanent electric sticker will be issued to the homeowner.
* Variances and/or other modifications may be necessary upon site evaluation.