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Private Sewage System Program


The goals of the Knox County Private Sewage System Program are to minimize the risk of disease transmission as well as reduction of adverse environmental conditions created by the improper disposal of domestic sewage. 


Program services include:

  • Inspections of new or existing private onsite waste-water disposal systems
  • Complaint investigations





Codes and Ordinances


Additional Information & Education:



Portable Sanitation, Private Sewage Pumper, and Private Sewage Installer Continuing Education

All individuals licensed as a private sewage disposal system pumping contractor or a private sewage disposal system installation contractor or certified as a portable sanitation technician are required to obtain 3 hours of continuing education.


Septic Tank



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