I have heard of County sanitary permits – When are these issued?

County sanitary permits are issued in unique situations arise where a state sanitary permit is not warranted. 

For example, a property owner would like to add a room/rooms to an existing building where a state sanitary permit has been issued, and the POWTS was installed for over 2 years. During the “addition” building process, it will be necessary to disconnect the existing POWTS for a period of time and then reconnect it to the structure via the new building addition. 

Another example might be a property owner who wants to put up an outbuilding with a bathroom in it. A county sanitary permit can be issued so long as the existing POWTS is a code-compliant installation previously inspected by the department's staff. 

For further details on a county sanitary permit issuance and when they may be necessary, you can contact the Kenosha County Department of Planning and Development.

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1. When do I need a sanitary permit for a POWTS?
2. How do I get a sanitary permit?
3. My septic system is not working anymore. How do I get it replaced with another septic system that works?
4. Does it matter if I do all my laundry in one day?
5. How long are soil tests (perk tests) for Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) good for?
6. Why do I need a sanitary permit?
7. How long is a sanitary permit good for?
8. I have heard of County sanitary permits – When are these issued?
9. Do mound systems really work?
10. Can anybody install a Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (POWTS)?
11. Can I have a food waste grinder installed in my home even though I have a POWTS?
12. How often should I pump my treatment tank(s)?
13. Are two-chamber or multi-chamber septic tanks better for your POWTS than single chamber tanks?
14. Does having a two-chamber septic tank help to reduce the maintenance frequency of my effluent filter?
15. How often do I have to service the effluent filter in my septic tank?
16. Is there financial assistance available for property owners whose POWTS has failed and needs to be replaced?
17. I see advertisements that say “if I buy this product I can reduce the pumping cost for my septic tank.” Does this really help?
18. How are Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) sized?
19. I want to get a zoning permit for my building addition, so why can’t I use the private onsite wastewater treatment system evaluation that was done when I purchased the home?
20. I have a mound POWTS and I want to landscape it. Can I plant trees and shrubs on or around it?