(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.