Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (aka Septic System) Program
Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Programregulates OWTSs, or more commonly known as "septic systems". Septic systems are used to treat human sewage on a site where connection to a community sewer system is not available. A properly designed, installed, and maintained septic system protects public health through adequate filtration and treatment of human waste (sewage), preventing groundwater and surface water contamination, nuisance insect breeding environments, noxious odors, and the spread of disease.
Water Well Program
Water Well Program is responsible for the oversight of the construction, modification, repair, inactivation and destruction/abandonment of water wells, including domestic drinking water wells, irrigation and agricultural wells. Properly constructed and adequately destroyed wells are important to protect the ground water quality and prevent waterborne diseases.
Small Public Water Systems Program
Small Public Water Systems Program is responsible for the oversight of Public Water Systems that have less than 200 service connections as well as State Small Water Systems. Systems that have adequate Technical, Managerial and Financial capacity are important to ensure that pure and wholesome drinking water is provided to the customers at all times..
Land Use Review
Land Use Review Program plays a variety of roles protecting public health and the environment in unincorporated parts of the county. Land use application reviews could include building permits, business licenses, lot line adjustments, use permits, site plan reviews, tentative maps, and other pertinent planning reviews.
Solid Waste Disposal Program
Solid Waste Disposal Program is responsible to enforce state laws pertaining to the storage, processing and disposal of solid waste through permitting, inspection and necessary enforcement activities. In addition, we inspect all refuse collection vehicles operating in the county and respond to complaints about illegal dumping and public nuisances caused by solid waste accumulation.
Biosolids Program is responsible to review plans and issue permits for Biosolids land application. The oversight is to prevent the Biosolids harmful affects to the human health and environmental degradation due to the heavy metals, live pathogenic organisms, and chemical pollutants they may contain.