Water & Septic - Individual Systems

Despite drinking water treatment advances, many illness episodes still occur from exposure to contaminated drinking water. To protect public health, we provide guidance to residents on the design, operation, construction, and maintenance of safe water and septic systems.

  • Provide well water testing recommendations for systems near a gas well development.
  • Review alternative onsite waste water disposal system designs and construction to minimize potential health hazards and the contamination of surface and groundwater.
  • Provide guidance on septic system placement and observe percolation and deep hole tests.
  • Provide compliance guidance to contractors and home owners on construction, maintenance, and testing of water, sewer and septic systems.
  • Investigate sewage nuisances.

Contact Information/File a Complaint

Email the Madison County Public Health or call us at 315-366-2526.

Updated April 27, 2023