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  • Non-community water systems inspection relating to schools, businesses & restaurants
  • Education on ground water protection and well maintenance
  • Private sewage disposal inspection and complaint investigation
  • Education on private sewage disposal system maintenance
  • Public complaint investigation – solid waste storage and handling

The health department does not do well and septic inspections for home sales/mortgage transactions​.​

Permits and Fees

 Access permit and fee information​ for the following: 

  • Construct or deepen a well
  • Well inspection
  • Well Sealing
  • Well Variance, Feasibility Letter, Letter of Approval to Municipality
  • Change of Contractor
  • New Construction - Single Family
  • Renovation - Single Family
  • New Construction - Commercial, Multi-Family
  • Renovation - Commercial, Multi-Family
  • Experimental/ Alternative System – Chemical, Incinerator, Drip, Etc.
  • Aerobic Treatment Plant Monitoring
  • Change of Contractor
  • Subdivision Plan Review – per lot
  • Septic Plan Revision
  • Soil interpretation, Septic Variance, Feasibility Letter, Letter of Approval to Municipality
  • Site inspection of septic disposal area

Please call 630-444-3040 to request a private sewage/septic inspection or permit.


IEPA Well Water Page
Ground Water Foundation
Testing Private Wells brochur​e IEPA
IEPA List of Accredited Water Testing Labs in IL
IDPH Certified Microbiolo​​gy Labs 
Water Well Syste​m
PFAS in Drinking Water Infographic
​Illinois EPA PFAS Sampling Network 
Preparedness & Response for Septic Systems​
Private Water Well Sealing Materials Program
Northeastern Illinois Regional Groundwater Protection Planning Committee
The Private Well Class
Well Owner's Handbook
Well Owner's Quick Reference Pamphlet
Aerobic Treatment Plant Guide
Septic Information
EPA Septic System Guid​e for Homeowners
Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Owner's Manual

Illinois Department of Public Health Codes

Part 820: Swimming Pool & Bathing Beach Code
Part 890: Plumbing Code
Part 905: Private Sewage Disposal Code
Part 920: Water Well Construction Code
Part 925: Water Well Pump Installation Code