Sewage Disposal

  1. 6 TCC 1-1.
  2. 6 TCC 1-2.
  3. 6 TCC 1-3.
  4. 6 TCC 1-4.
  5. 6 TCC 1-5.
  6. 6 TCC 1-6.
  7. 6 TCC 1-7.
  8. 6 TCC 1-8.
  9. 6 TCC 1-9.
  10. 6 TCC 1-10.
  11. 6 TCC 1-11.
  12. 6 TCC 1-12.
  13. 6 TCC 1-13.

6 TCC 1-1. Definitions

For the purpose of this Section, certain terms and words are hereby defined as follows:

(a) AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE shall mean the legally designated Administrator or the Acting Administrator of the Tazewell County Health Department and shall include those persons designated by the Administrator or Acting Administrator to enforce the provision of the ordinance.

(b) BEDROOM means any room with a closet, excluding kitchens, hallways and bathrooms.

(c) BOARD OF HEALTH shall mean the Tazewell County Board of Health or its Authorized Representative(s).

(d) DISCHARGE POINT means the point at which treated effluent discharges from an approved private sewage disposal system, compliant with the IDPH Private Sewage Disposal Code.

(e) DOMESTIC SEWAGE means wastewater derived principally from dwellings, businesses or office buildings, institutions, food service establishments, or similar facilities.

(f) EVAPORATION BED means a bed as designed in section 6TCC 1-9 of this ordinance that is intended to allow properly treated effluent to evaporate.

(g) HEALTH AUTHORITY shall mean the person or persons who have been designated by the Board of Health to administer the affairs of the Health Department.

(h) HEALTH DEPARTMENT shall mean the Tazewell County Health Department, an agent of the Tazewell County Board of Health.

(i) HOMEOWNER means a contract-for-deed buyer or a person who holds legal title to a residential structure, which is to be used for his personal single-family residence.

(j) HOMEOWNER INSTALLED SYSTEMS means a private sewage disposal system installed by the homeowner for his personal single-family residence.

(k) MODIFY shall mean any change in the design or components of a private sewage disposal system requiring a permit herein defined.

(l) OPERATION INSPECTION means an inspection of the private sewage disposal system to determine compliance with this ordinance and the Illinois Department of Public Health Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code by a private sewage disposal system installation contractor registered with the Tazewell County Health Department or an authorized representative of the Health Department.

(m) PERMIT shall mean a written permit issued by the Board of Health or its authorized representative permitting the construction or operation of a private sewage disposal system under this ordinance.

(n) PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM means any sewage handling or treatment facility receiving domestic sewage from less than 15 people or population equivalent and having a ground surface discharge; or any sewage handling or treatment facility receiving domestic sewage and having no ground surface discharge.

(o) PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM INSTALLATION CONTRACTOR means any person licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health for excavating, constructing, repairing, installing, modifying, maintaining, or servicing a private sewage disposal system.

(p) PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM PUMPING CONTRACTOR means any person licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health who cleans or pumps waste from a private sewage disposal system, portable toilet, portable hand-washing unit or holding tank or hauls or disposes wastes removed there from.

(q) PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM INSTALLATION CONTRACTORS AND PUMPERS REGISTRATION shall mean an annual registration certificate issued by the Tazewell County Health Department to all private sewage disposal contractors and pumpers engaged in the installation and/or servicing of private sewage disposal systems within the limits of Tazewell County.

(r) SEPTIC TANK MANUFACTURERS AND/OR AERATION UNIT DEALERS means any person who manufactures, sells, offers for sale, or delivers Illinois Department of Public Health approved septic tanks or aeration units in or into Tazewell County.

(s) SEPTIC TANK MANUFACTURERS AND/OR AERATION UNIT DEALERS REGISTRATION shall mean an annual registration certificate issued by the Tazewell County Health Department to all septic tank manufacturers and/or aeration unit dealers engaged in the manufacture, sale, offer for sale, and delivery of septic tanks or aeration units in or into Tazewell County.

(t) SURFACE DISCHARGING SYSTEM means a private sewage disposal system that releases or has the potential to release treated domestic sewage onto the ground, into any kind of drain or conveyance, or into surface waters.

(u) ZONING INSPECTION means an inspection of the private sewage disposal system to determine compliance with this ordinance and the Illinois Department of Public Health Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act and Code by a private sewage disposal system installation contractor registered with the Tazewell County Health Department or an authorized representative of the Health Department when property is to be re-platted, additional bedrooms or square footage are added to the existing dwelling or a dwelling must be rebuilt due to loss.