TCHD has scheduled a public meeting to receive comments on the proposed changes on Monday, February 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the main auditorium at the Tazewell County Health Department located at 21306 IL Route 9, Tremont. The public meeting is an opportunity for real estate agents, septic contractors, and Tazewell County residents to review the proposed changes and express any comments, questions, or concerns.
Tazewell County Health Department (TCHD) has proposed changes to the Sewage Ordinance. Under the existing Ordinance, an operational inspection is required for any private sewage disposal system which is part of a sale of property or transfer of ownership. TCHD is proposing these inspections be optional at the purchase of home or transfer of property. Additionally, under the current Ordinance, any septic system with a surface discharge of effluent may not discharge to within 150 feet of a permitted swimming body of water. TCHD has proposed to reduce this set back distance to 25 feet.
Click here to review the proposed changes to the ordinance.