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    Onondaga County Health Department is nationally accredited and meets rigorous public health standards necessary to best serve the needs of our community.

    Septic Systems and Public Sewers



    John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 12th Floor

    421 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

    Phone: (315) 435-6600

    Email:  PHEng@ongov.net


    The Bureau of Public Health Engineering provides engineering services in the following areas:

    Septic System Replacement Funding Program (click here)



    NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH) - Appendix 75-A Wastewater Treatment Standards – Residential Onsite Systems  (PDF Version)


    NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) - Design Standards for Intermediate Sized Wastewater Treatment Systems (PDF)



    Septic Systems - Information/Forms


    NYSDOH - Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Design Handbook – 2012 Edition (PDF)


    Onondaga County - Design Guidelines for Individual Sewage Systems (PDF)


    Onondaga County Health Department (OCHD) - Application for Permit to Construct a Waste Disposal System (Skaneateles Lake and Otisco Lake Watersheds ONLY) (PDF)


    OCHD - Fill Certification Form (PDF)


    OCHD - Application for Repair of a Septic System (PDF)


    NYSDOH - Fact Sheet on Need for Licensed Design Professionals – Residential Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (PDF)


    NYSDOH - Septic System Operation and Maintenance



    Public Sewers - Information/Forms


    Recommended Standards for Wastewater Facilities (Ten States Standards) – 2014 Edition (PDF)


    NYSDEC - Application for Approval of Plans for a Wastewater Disposal System (Form BSP-5) (PDF)



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