(A) It shall be unlaw­ful for any per­son to con­struct, alter or extend a pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al sys­tem with­in Union Coun­ty unless he holds a valid per­mit issued by the Health Department.

(B) A per­mit shall only be issued to a pri­vate dis­pos­al sys­tem con­trac­tor who holds a valid Pri­vate Sewage Instal­la­tion Contractor’s Reg­is­tra­tion Cer­tifi­cate in addi­tion to a South­ern Sev­en Pri­vate Sewage Installer’s License or a 
home­own­er installing a pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al sys­tem to serve his own per­son­al sin­­gle-fam­i­­ly residence.

All appli­ca­tions for per­mits grant­ed under the pro­vi­sions of these reg­u­la­tions shall be made to the Board of Health.  Suf­fi­cient data shall be includ­ed to allow review and to deter­mine whether the pro­pos­al appli­ca­tion for per­mit meets the require­ments of these regulations.

(C) Per­mit appli­ca­tion forms pro­vid­ed by the Health Depart­ment shall be com­plet­ed and signed by each appli­cant and shall include the following:

  1. Name, address and tele­phone num­ber of the appli­cant, the sig­na­ture of the pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al sys­tem con­trac­tor when applic­a­ble and the loca­tion of the pro­posed site of con­struc­tion, alter­ation, or extension.
  2. Com­plete a plan of the pro­posed dis­pos­al facil­i­ty, with sub­stan­ti­at­ing data, attest­ing to its com­pli­ance with the min­i­mum stan­dards of these regulations.
  3. Such oth­er infor­ma­tion as may be required by the Health Author­i­ty to sub­stan­ti­ate that the pro­posed con­struc­tion, alter­ation, or exten­sion com­plies with min­i­mum stan­dards of these regulations.

(D) The Board of Health may refuse to grant a per­mit for the con­struc­tion of a pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al sys­tem where pub­lic or com­mu­ni­ty sewage sys­tems are avail­able.  A sew­er shall be deemed avail­able when a pub­lic sew­er line is in place with­in any street, alley, right of way, or ease­ment that adjoins or abuts the premis­es for which the per­mit is request­ed, or when the improve­ment to be served is locat­ed with­in a rea­son­able dis­tance of a pub­lic sew­er to which a con­nec­tion is prac­ti­cal and is per­mit­ted by the con­trol­ling author­i­ty for the sew­er.  A rea­son­able dis­tance for the pur­pose of the pro­vi­sion shall be deemed to be not greater than three hun­dred (300) feet for a sin­­gle-fam­i­­ly res­i­dence and not greater than one thou­sand (1,000) feet for a com­mer­cial estab­lish­ment or mul­ti-fam­i­­ly dwelling.

(E) The Board of Health shall act upon all appli­ca­tions with­in fif­teen (15) daysof receipt thereof.

(F) The South­ern Sev­en Board of Health shall set fees charged for the issuance of a per­mit autho­riz­ing the con­struc­tion, alter­na­tion or exten­sion of any pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al sys­tem.  The fee shall be col­lect­ed by the Health Depart­ment at the time an appli­ca­tion for per­mit is sub­mit­ted, and shall be deposit­ed into the Health Depart­ment fund.  If a per­mit is denied, the fee shall be returned to the appli­cant.  In addi­tion, oth­er fees shall apply for spe­cif­ic ser­vices ren­dered.  A fee waived per­mit may be issued to non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions or oth­er gov­ern­ment entities.

(G) All per­mits to con­struct, alter, or extend a pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al sys­tem shall be valid for a peri­od of one (1) year from date of issuance.  If con­struc­tion is not com­plet­ed with­in this peri­od, the per­mit is void.  The Admin­is­tra­tor may, how­ev­er, after receipt of a writ­ten request, autho­rize an exten­sion of time beyond the one (1) year peri­od for rea­sons of unusu­al or exten­u­at­ing circumstances.

(H) The min­i­mum lot size for a home requir­ing a pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al sys­tem shall be one (1) acre (43,562 ft2), exclud­ing ease­ments.  Lots plot­ted and on record before the effec­tive date of these reg­u­la­tions that are small­er than required will be giv­en spe­cial con­sid­er­a­tion when apply­ing for a permit.

(I) The Health Depart­ment, in order to pro­tect the health and safe­ty of the peo­ple of Union Coun­ty and of the gen­er­al pub­lic, is autho­rized and direct­ed to pro­mul­gate rules and reg­u­la­tions estab­lish­ing min­i­mum stan­dards gov­ern­ing the design, con­struc­tion, instal­la­tion, and oper­a­tion of pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al sys­tems.  Such reg­u­la­tions shall estab­lish such min­i­mum stan­dards as, in the judg­ment of the Health Depart­ment will insure that the wastes dis­charged to the var­i­ous pri­vate sewage dis­pos­al systems:

  1. Do not con­t­a­m­i­nate any drink­ing water supply.
  2. Are not acces­si­ble to insects, rodents, or oth­er pos­si­ble car­ri­ers of disease.
  3. Do not pol­lute or con­t­a­m­i­nate the waters of any bathing beach, lake, riv­er, creek, pond, stream or oth­er body of water.
  4. Do not give rise to a nui­sance due to odor or unsight­ly appearance.
  5. Are not a health haz­ard by being read­i­ly acces­si­ble to chil­dren or ani­mals because of a lack of ade­quate fenc­ing or for oth­er reasons.
  6. Will not vio­late any oth­er laws or reg­u­la­tions gov­ern­ing con­trol of water pol­lu­tion or sewage disposal.

The Health Depart­ment is autho­rized to pro­mul­gate such addi­tion­al reg­u­la­tions as are nec­es­sary in its judg­ment to car­ry out the pro­vi­sions of these regulations.