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Septic Systems - Private On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (POWTS) 
  • Properly treat or contain human waste to avoid becoming hazardous to human health or pollute the environment.
  • EC Health Department administers the Eau Claire County Sanitary Code.
    • Includes all Cities, villages and townships within EC County.
  • All structures where people live or work must be served by either public sewer or some type of approved POWTS.

Sanitary Permits

  • Required BEFORE any POWTS can be installed, repaired, modified or reconnected.
  • Required BEFORE a building or land use permit can be issued in most townships.

POWTS Maintenance Program

  • POWTS in Wisconsin must have routine maintenance and inspection.
  • EC Health Department is in charge of sending reminders to homeowners and following up on systems that have overdue maintenance requirements.

Wisconsin Fund - Assistance Program

  • POWTS Replacement or Rehabilitation Financial Assistance Program.
  • Helps to protect public health, safety and the waters of the state by providing assistance to replace certain types of failing septic systems

Plumbers and Soil Testers


POWTS Conventional
 Septic Tank