Proposed Septic Ordinance


Ordinance 287 proposes to replace Story County Ordinance Chapter 65, Private Sewage Disposal Systems, adopted May 29, 2018. The purpose of the proposed ordinance is to add definitions, set more stringent setbacks, limit shared septic systems, identify when a construction or alteration permit is needed, specify information required in the evaluation report, set special considerations for septic systems for proposed subdivisions, require soil protection, set more stringent holding tank requirements, issue certificates of completion, require septic tank pumping every five years for existing and new septic systems, set requirements for discharging systems and maintenance agreements, set an effective date of January 1, 2021, and repeal all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith.

View proposed ordinance draft.

View existing Chapter 65 Private Sewage Disposal Systems.

Audio recording from November 18, 2020 Public Hearing