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Soil and Onsite Sewage

The Soil and Onsite Sewage Branch's main objective is to coordinate the onsite sewage program in the county health departments. The branch is one of three branches within the Community Environmental Protection (CEP) Division.

The Division of Community Environmental Protection (CEP) carries out programs to minimize the adverse effects of the disposal of sewage and high-strength sewage on human health and the environment by establishing and enforcing requirements for the design, permitting, installation, approval, and use of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems.

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New Onsite Sewage System Repair Protocol

The Alabama Department of Public Health has implemented a protocol to verify that repairs to septic systems are completed properly. For more information, review the resources below:

Attention Lowndes County Residents

ADPH asks Lowndes County residents with straight pipes or with septic tanks that do not work properly to visit the Lowndes County Septic System Program web page or contact (334) 206-5373 to get information about getting a septic system designed, and installed, or repaired so that it works with your property's soil. Read our news release for more information.

ADPH is also asking residents to complete an assessment that is available online. The assessment will also be mailed with a postage paid return envelope to households in Lowndes County. It is important that you complete this assessment so we know who is facing the most serious health risks and needs help the fastest with failing septic systems.


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Page last updated: February 8, 2024