(A) All private sewage disposal systems within the limits of Union County shall be installed or serviced by persons licensed in accordance with Section 18–2‑3(A), provided, however, that a home owner may install or service a private sewage disposal system which serves his own personal single family residence.
(B) When determining the absorption capacity of a subsurface seepage system, only a Soil Investigation in accordance with 77IllinoisAdministrative Code, Chapter 1 Subchapter r, Section 905.55(a) shall be accepted. Percolation tests will no longer be acceptable for this purpose.
(C) The minimum performance standards for Private Sewage Disposal Installation Contractors and Pumping Contractors, and any home owner who is maintaining a disposal system for his personal single family residence, who constructs, installs, maintains, services, cleans, hauls or disposes of the wastes removed therefrom, shall be the same as the minimum performance standards promulgated under the authority granted in the current Illinois Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code.
(D) Every private sewage disposal system shall be maintained in proper sanitary condition and repair by the owner. It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent, occupant, or person in control of any lot, building or private sewage disposal system, to permit or cause the discharge of domestic sewage or the effluent from ditch, ground surface or abandoned well, or to allow the contents of any privy, vault, septic tank or private sewage disposal system or components thereof to emit offensive odors, or become objectionable so as to be a danger or threat to public health. All such acts or emissions are hereby declared nuisances. Upon verification of such nuisance the Health Department shall give written notice to the property owner responsible for such acts or emissions ordering abatement of the same within a reasonable period of time. Failure of any person to obey such an abatement order shall constitute a violation of these regulations.
(E) Any person receiving an abatement order may request a hearing before the Administrator as outlined in Section 18–2‑9 of these regulations.
(F) The Board of Health shall have the authority to enter any property at any reasonable time and inspect any facility for health and sanitary purposes and for the compliance with the provisions of these regulations. The Board of Health may also make any necessary tests including dye tests or obtaining effluent samples for laboratory analysis, on any facility to determine compliance with the provisions of these regulations.
(G) Any structural change or repair made to an existing private sewage disposal system must comply with the provisions of these regulations.