Water Quality Control Policy for Siting, Design, Operation and Maintenance of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS Policy)
NewsNotice of Public Hearing, Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Policy, Conditional Waiver Renewal and TMDL List Amendment. Please refer to the notice of public hearing and the staff report for a full description of the project and how to provide comments. The State Water Board will accept both written and oral comments on the proposed conditional waiver renewal and TMDL list amendment. Comments must be received by 12:00 p.m. on April 6, 2018.
Board Adopted Policy
- The State Water Board has developed a web-based map to assist property owners in determining whether they may be affected by the new policy.
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For questions relating to individual septic systems, please contact your local environmental health department or Regional Water Board.
- To find which Regional Water Board regulates your facility, go to the State and Regional Water Boards map and enter the facility's street address.
If you have questions or comments regarding the OWTS Policy, please contact the following individual:
- Timothy O'Brien, P.G.
Senior Engineering Geologist