No, you do not have to call our office to verify. You may go on line and verify. Follow these steps:
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Go to septicsearch.com and click on Request Update Button.
You are receiving a card because the Planning and Zoning Department has been given a mandate (June 2005) by the State of Wisconsin to accurately keep a record of maintenance on all private on-site wastewater treatment systems (i.e. sanitary systems) in Bayfield County. Prior to the 2005 mandate, the property owner(s) were responsible to keep the system properly maintained. The state law has been in effect since 1981.
Septic Systems are required to be properly pumped or inspected every 3 years. Inspections may be conducted by a master plumber, journeyman plumber or a person licensed under s. 281.28. Holding Tank Systems are required to be pumped whenever the wastewater of the tank reaches a level of one (1) foot below the inlet invert of the tank. A holding tank will be placed on a 90-day schedule. Aerobic Treatment Systems (ATU) are required to be properly maintained or pumped as prescribed by the state or governmental unit (when the combined sludge and scum volume equals 1/3 of tank volume)
Go to septicsearch.com and Click on the Button: Request Update.
Click here: Septic Search. Go to Tool Bar and Click on Property Search.
Click here: Septic Search Go to Tool Bar and Click on Property Search. Search by name, address, etc. When the page comes up click on View History. Look through the list to see if the service is listed. If not call your service provider.
If you are a property owner of a holding tank you may qualify for low-flow pumping. You must comply with DSPS 383.32(f) and 383.54(3)(c) requirements. All blackwater, graywater, effluent, etc. must be discharging into the holding tank; and secondly the tank is being pumped when all wastewater reaches 1 foot below the inlet pipe. If compliance with Comm requirements is followed you may fill out an affidavit and mail it to the Planning and Zoning Department for consideration. View the affidavit online. Holding tank having no maintenance history on file during the standard scheduling will be placed on a three year maximum inspection cycle.
If you are a property owner of a septic tank you do not qualify for less frequent pumping. The State of Wisconsin mandates that septic tanks must be properly maintained (i.e. pumped or inspected) every three years. View the inspection form for the septic tanks.
The pink card is the only postcard the property owner(s) will receive from the Planning and Zoning Department requiring them to come into compliance with their private on-site wastewater treatment system (POWTS). Subsequent notification will be sent by corporation counsel to enforce legal action.