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Sewage Disposal | Print |

The term ‘sewage’ means human excreta, all water-carried wastes and/or liquid household waste including gray water from residences or similar wastes (by-products) from commercial and industrial establishments.

The primary services:

ONSITE SEWAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS -- Systems that include a septic tank, absorption field and all other elements intended to be used for management and disposal of sewage onsite.

NON-SEWER TOILET SYSTEMS -- Any portable structures used for collection, temporary storage and chemical treatment of human body wastes that is not connected to an onsite sewage management system or public or community sewerage system.
Areas of Fulton County that are not served by public sanitary sewer are developed utilizing individual onsite sewage management systems for the treatment of the sewage generated from the residential or commercial structure. Our staff permits and inspects these systems to ensure they are properly sized, located and installed to minimize the adverse environmental impact of sewage disposed on the ground surface and/or in groundwater supplies.
Any division of property (single lot or subdivision) within Fulton County must undergo a platting process. Also a plan review is required by this department if onsite sewage disposal and/or individual drinking water supplies are proposed. Staff reviews plans for development of property to insure properly sized lots and that all provisions for onsite sewage disposal and individual water supplies are met.

Commercial System Data Requirements

“Many Fulton County homeowners assume that their home is served by a sanitary sewer for sewage disposal, and may not be aware that their home is actually served by an Onsite Sewage Management System (OSMS) or septic tank system. If you are not sure, you can contact the district office where your home is located, North District for properties north of I-20, South District for properties south of I-20, and ask for a copy of your system permit. If you have an OSMS on your property, you can maximize the life of the system by having it serviced every 3 to 5 years, depending on system usage. Newer systems utilize a required filter that may need to be serviced more often than having your septic tank pumped out. Your septic system service professional can assist you in maintaining your system for many years of use. Also, use the Maintenance Record (see link below) to help guide you properly maintain your system.”



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