Duties include conducting on-site investigations of groundwater monitoring wells and soil borings sanitary system plans, sanitary permits, and inspection of private sewage systems prior to backfill. Staff investigates complaints and takes legal action to obtain compliance with the provisions of Chapter 19, Racine County Code of Ordinances
This department also participates in the Wisconsin Fund Grant Program. This is an optional program that provides grant money to eligible homeowners who apply for grants to correct their failing private sewage systems. As part of this program, a 3-year septic tank maintenance check is enforced for all systems installed under County jurisdiction.
Chapter 19 Racine County Ordinance (external link to Municode.com)
Forms - Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS)
Forms - Holding Tanks