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Environmental Health Department

Liquid Waste

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The purpose of this program is to prevent the spread of disease and environmental contamination by ensuring proper handling and disposal of sewage effluent. State law requires regulation of septage pumper trucks and yards, and chemical toilets. Local ordinances and standards govern construction, permitting and inspection of package treatment plants; and the construction, repair and destruction of on-site septic systems.

Authority
California Health and Safety Code Sections 117415-117420; Ordinance Code of San Joaquin County Section 9-1110.
Funding
Construction, Destruction and Repair Permit Fees, Annual Operating Permit Fees for Package Wastewater Treatment Plants, Hourly Rate and Service Fees.
Clients/Customers
Home Owners, Business Owners/Operators, Real Estate Developers, Liquid Waste Haulers, Septic Contractors, POTWs, General Public.
Workload
Approximately 828 Septic Permits, 28 Treatment Plants, 58 Pumper Trucks and Yards, 587 Chemical Toilets.
Information Contact
 Contact     Title      Phone      Assigned Area 
Naseem Ahmed 
     EHS     (209) 468-3436
San Joaquin County south of Hwy 4 
Jeff Wong     Lead Senior REHS
     (209) 468-0335San Joaquin County north of Hwy 4 
Steven Shih     Lead Senior, REHS     (209) 468-9850     
Michael Kith     Program Coordinator, REHS          (209) 468-3444