Private Well & Septic Service


When your property uses a well for water supply and a septic system for wastewater disposal, you essentially become your own sanitary utility. You own and operate the facilities, maintain them, and have to replace them when necessary. 

Your water supply system is the well drilled into your yard, which taps into the groundwater under your property. Your wastewater disposal system is the septic system buried elsewhere under your yard. The septic system treats wastewater from your home or business and disperses treated effluent into the soil.

The ability of these private systems to provide fresh water and dispose of sewage depends on the soil and rock conditions under your property and on how well you maintain and operate the systems.

Problems with Your Well or Septic System?

Need assistance or guidance with your well or septic system?   Contact the Department of Permitting Services