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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Stake Holders Meeting For Proposed Story County Septic Ordinance Revisions

SEPTIC ORDINANCE PROPOSED REVISIONS STAKE HOLDERS’ MEETING

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10TH, 2019 4:00 PM

STORY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING (PUBLIC MEETING ROOM ON 2ND FLOOR)

900 6TH STREET, NEVADA, IOWA

These regulations impact septic installers, septic pumpers, maintenance contractors, soils professionals, and property owners. Please plan to attend the stake holders’ meeting, your input is valuable to us. A light dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to sjones@storycountyiowa.gov or 515-382-7240 (head-count for pizza). If you cannot attend the meeting, feel free to call or email us.

Key changes being discussed:

  • Maintenance contractor is deemed to be a qualified sampler, and does not need to be CIOWTS certified.
  • Changed some of the setback requirements to streams and other septic systems.
  • Individual septic systems are required for individual parcels.
  • Septic applications/permits will be required when there is increased wastewater from home business permits or conditional use permits.
  • Adding wastewater stream to an existing system, a system inspection is required, along with a repair permit if there is sufficient capacity for the increased wastewater volume.
  • Site reviews shall be conducted by a soils professional (includes civil engineers).
  • Cordon off the area for the lateral field.
  • Two years expiration date on septic permits.
  • Certificate of installation will be issued by the Health Department after passing final inspection.
  • Mandatory tank pumping every five years. Reporting to the department.
  • Proof of maintenance contracts shall all be submitted in January of each year.
  • For discharging systems, if there are three consecutive samples that are outside effluent limits, mitigation will be required.
  • Effective date is upon ordinance adoption.

Proposed Draft Septic Ordinance

Existing Septic Ordinance - Chapter 65 Private Sewage Disposal Systems



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