The Onsite Wastewater Management Program maintains the regulations governing low volume residential and commercial onsite wastewater treatment systems, commonly called septic systems. These regulations, the Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems (N.J.A.C. 7:9A) contain requirements for the proper design, construction, and operation of systems to protect public health and the environment. This program is coodinated with, and implemented though, the local health departments. The program is committed to improving New Jersey’s water quality and protecting human health and the environment and both improving and promoting local septic management.
Amendments to Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems' Standards
Amendments to the Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems (N.J.A.C. 7:9A) have been adopted and did appear in the April 2, 2012 New Jersey Register. The Onsite Wastewater Management Program has included some highlights on these amendments and information regarding upcoming training below.