On Site Sewage
Environmental Health Division
Waste water, or sewage, is the spent water of a home, business or population. In many rural areas, the sewage is treated by means of a septic tank followed by a network of piping, gravel and soil known as an on-site sewage system. The Environmental Health Division is responsible for evaluating proposed building sites and issuing construction permits for sewage systems.
The Environmental Health Division plays a vital role in the planning of building sites. No municipality, township or other governing body shall issue a building permit for a premises requiring a sewage system before obtaining permission from the Health Officer.
Your property address is your 911 fire address provided to you by the Chippewa County Equalization Department. If you are applying for new construction permits, you MUST obtain your property site address prior to completing the septic and well permit application. You will need to contact the Chippewa County Equalization Office. Click for the application the Equalization Department requires for applying for an address.