The Van Wert County General Health District strives to ensure that household sewage treatment systems are designed and installed under permit and in accordance with State and local regulations.

When considering building a new home  or purchasing land to build a new home in a rural area, the health department is involved in the process from the beginning.  The process is outlined in this document.

HSTS New Construction Procedure

One of the first steps is to obtain a soil evaluation by a certified soil scientist.

Site and Soil Evaluation Providers

Sewage Treatment System Contractors


Septage Haulers

Service Providers

Operation and Maintenance Program Information

O&M Presenation

O&M Informational Poster

O&M Brochure

O&M Outline and FAQs

Law and Regulations