Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
About the Sewage Treatment Program
The Licking County Health Department works to prevent disease transmission and protect the quality of surface and ground water by performing inspections, enforcing sewage regulations, and providing education to homeowners."
Anyone planning on purchasing a lot, or building on a lot, should have the site evaluated early in the process. The continued emphasis on system designs based on soil characteristics will protect ground and surface water resources, protect residents from exposure to sewage-borne disease, and reduce system failure in the future.
System designs available, depending on depth to seasonal water table or bedrock, include: septic tank with leaching tile field, aerator with leaching tile field, Septic tank or aerator with mound system, or a drip distribution system.
A sewage system installation permit and operating permit must be obtained from the Health Department prior to installation. The installer must call to schedule an inspection prior to backfilling the system.
Septic System Fact Sheets
Basic Septic System Information
Septic Tank and Leaching Tile Field
Septic Tank and Drywell
Septic Tank and Mound
Septic Tank and Drip Irrigation
Aeration Tank with Offlot Discharge
Aeration Tank and Leaching Tile Field
Aeration Tank and Drywell
Aeration Tank and Mound
Aeration Tank and Evapotransporation Mound
Aeration Tank and Drip Irrigation
LCHD Mound Design Spreadsheet (MS Excel file)
LCHD Leaching System Design Spreadsheet (MS Excel file)
Soil Evaluators (Association of Ohio Pedologists)
For lot splits and subdivisions contact: Licking County Planning 1st Floor, Administration Bldg. 20 S. 2nd Street, Newark 43055(740) 670-5200
Environmental Health Programs
Keep In Touch
Get in Touch!
We will be more than happy to assist you if you have any questions you cannot get answered here.
Phone : (740) 349-6535 (24/7 Number to Report Public Health
Emergencies or Reportable Infectious Diseases)
Fax : (740) 349-6510
Office Location: 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055 Map
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM-5PM (plus some evening clinic hours)