Onsite Sewage DisposalOur onsite sewage disposal program follows a procedure using the size of the home and the site/soil profile information, to tailor onsite sewage disposal systems to each individual site. Permits, consultations and inspections are provided for new construction and replacement of onsite sewage disposal systems. Educating home owners on system operation has become a priority. Homeowners who are interested in the operations or location of their existing system should contact the Spencer County Health Department.
Environmental HazardsEnvironmental hazard investigations are conducted by the Environmental Health Specialist for any condition that could impact the public health or environmental quality of Spencer County. Such conditions include water contamination and failed onsite sewage disposal systems. These investigations can be initiated from reports filed by citizens or local, state, or federal agencies. Corrective actions are initiated because of these investigations. Court actions may be a part of this process. Citizens with any environmental concern should contact the environmental health specialist. Reports may not be made anonymously.
Other Useful Telephone Numbers:Indiana State Department of Health 1-800-382-9480