Private Sewage Systems
The sewage program is responsible for approving plans for all private sewage disposal systems, conducting on
site inspections, final inspections, and complaint investigations as they are received.
If you are planning for a new sewage system, the first step to have a
soil evaluation of the property. This evaluation will be instrumental in
determining not only what kind of system would work best for you, but
also where certain components of the system would work most efficiently.
Sewage System Installation & Repair
Requirements (PDF File)
Coles County Sewage
Soil Classifiers Information List
Private Sewage Systems – Information on various types of systems that may be seen in Coles County. The
system that is best for you depends on your specific site location.
Application for Private Sewage Disposal System
2014 NEW (PDF File)
Maintenance Agreement 2014 NEW
NPDES ILG62 memo
Approved Contractors in Coles County
2014 NEW (PDF File) - Coles County requires any person installing private sewage systems for
the public to be registered. Check here for a list of registered contractors.
Preparation This is a link to University of Illinois Extension. It is an interactive
study guide for the Illinois Contractor's Licensing Exam.
Septic System Information
- Includes helpful information detailing what a septic system is, maintaining a septic system brochures,
recordkeeping folders and an information packet on septic systems
Small Flows - A clearinghouse regarding private sewage
Small Flows Magazine
- Articles with useful information regarding private sewage disposal
2014 Sewage Contractors Registration Form
(PDF File) - All persons installing private sewage disposal systems for the public
must be registered. Download the registration form here.
Private Sewage Disposal Code - Regulations regarding private sewage disposal systems
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