Environmental Protection


Certified Maintenance Contacts and Septic Tank Installers and Designers were updated 2/3/2012


HOMEOWNERS WITH AEROBIC SEPTIC SYSTEMS

The Milam County Health Department would like to remind citizens that a maintenance contract is required on ALL aerobic septic systems.  As per Title 30 TAC Chapter 285.7(d)(2) it is the homeowner’s responsibility (not the maintenance provider) to submit a signed copy of the maintenance contract to the permitting authority.  The permitting authority for Milam County is the Milam County Health Department.    In order for the contract to be valid it MUST be signed by both the homeowner and the maintenance provider.  Failure to keep a current maintenance contract on file with the permitting authority is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500/each day. 


MAINTENANCE PROVIDERS

Maintenance for aerobic systems must be performed by a State Certified Maintenance Provider.  All maintenance providers are required to send inspection reports to the permitting authority and owner within 14 days after the date the test is performed.  The maintenance provider must comply with inspection reports as outlined in the contract.  An inspection must be completed and an inspection report must be submitted once every 4 months at a minimum.  Failure to inspect the system or provide an inspection report to the permitting authority is a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500/each day.  The permitting authority for Milam County is the Milam County Health Department.  The maintenance provider could also face civil and administrative penalties as well. 

If you have any questions about maintenance contracts or other issues please feel free to contact the Designated Representative for Milam County at (254) 697-7039. 


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