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A lagoon might be an option for you to consider treating your waste water. A lagoon uses wind action; sun light treatment and maintaining appropriate water levels to achieve proper sewage treatment. Lagoons have specific construction criteria that must be met in order for the lagoon to work properly. The following is some information about lagoons:
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The proper type and placement of a wastewater system is important for groundwater protection. There is an application that must be completed by the homeowner or contractor. If you are in a floodplain please check with the Reno County Flood Plain Manager, located in the public works section, at 620-694-2978.
Inquires or concerns maybe called into Environmental Health Staff at 620-694-2900.
A properly installed waste water system is critical to the protection of the groundwater and private wells. The following are handouts that explain the permit process for installing a waste water system:
Needing a new waste water system? Complete and submit a private waste water application. Your completed application may be submitted by:
Other forms and handouts needed for the wastewater permit process:
An enhanced treatment unit is any private or semi-public waste water system which has been designed to improve the quality of waste water effluent by reducing total nitrogen and one or more of the following: biological oxygen demand, dissolved solids, suspended solids, phosphorus, or bacteria prior to disposal to the soil.
The sanitation code requires enhanced treatment units for lots less than 3 acres. These units also require yearly maintenance to be completed by the manufacturer representative or a licensed waste water installer. All units have an approval process prior to installation in Reno County. Below is information about enhanced treatment units and a list of licensed waste water contractors.
The Reno County Sanitation Code requires license of anyone who installs, repairs, or alters a waste water system, including a home owner. The company or individual must complete an application, pay the fee, and take an exam to complete the license process. A contractor that would like to install waste water systems throughout the county must also have three hours of continuing education credits yearly. Study materials made available upon request to the environmental staff.
Inquires or concerns maybe called into Environmental Health staff at 620-694-2900.
Your completed application may be submitted by:
The code requires that anyone who removes hauls, transports, or disposes of any domestic septic waste must have a license. Yearly licensing and vehicle inspection is required. Below is the application and fees required: