The Environmental Health Division oversees installation, maintenance and operation of semi-public sewage disposal systems treating less than 25,000 gallons of waste water per day in Geauga County. These systems service small businesses in areas where sanitary sewers are not available. The inspection frequency is determined according to the size and type of system.
Registered sanitarians conduct routine inspections of these systems to determine if they are operating as designed or require repairs of malfunctioning equipment. They can also obtain effluent samples from larger discharging systems. The Environmental Health Division educates the operators of small or outdated systems about the inadequacies of their waste water treatment.