Program Elements for EGLE Onsite Wastewater Program
The Onsite Wastewater Program is a required service for local health departments under Michigan’s Public Health Code, Act 368 of 1978. The State of Michigan contracts annually with local health departments and provides contract oversight through the Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Program.
Program elements for the EGLE Onsite Wastewater Program is to offer assistance and training to local health departments in the review and approval of:
- Land developments utilizing onsite wastewater systems.
- Large capacity onsite systems discharging up to 10,000 gallons per day.
- Contact Information
- Preparing your Septic System for Weather Related Emergencies
- FAQ: Septic Systems and Flooding
- Technical Guide for Pressure Mound Systems
- Whitepaper on Statewide Code for On-site Wastewater Treatment
- Soil Dispersal System and Septic Tank Abandonment
- The Onsite Crystal Ball - Where We Are and Where We Could Be - Onsite Wastewater Conference 2020
- Septic Systems: Out of Sight, Not out of Mind (Video)
- What is a Drainfield?
- What is an Onsite Wastewater System (aka: Septic System)?
- Septic Systems: Insight into Your Onsite Septic System Webinar (MSU Extension)
- What is a Septic Tank?
Laws and Rules
Local Health Department Information
- EGLE Septage Program
- Groundwater Discharge Permit Program (Industrial and Commercial Wastewaters)
- Michigan Association for Local Public Health
- Michigan Environmental Health Association
- Michigan Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association
- Michigan Public Health Institute - LHD Accreditation
- National Small Flows Clearinghouse
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency