DeKalb County Health Dept.

Water & Septic

The primary goal of the Potable Water Program is to ensure proper installation and repair of all privately owned water wells. Environmental Health Practitioners also test water from privately owned water wells. The program enforces local and state laws and ordinances pertaining to potable water.

The primary goal of the Sewage Disposal Program is to prevent the transmission of disease caused by exposure to sewage. The program ensures proper installation and repair of all privately owned sewage disposal systems. The program enforces local and state laws and ordinances pertaining to sewage disposal.

Fees

Environmental Health & Animal Control Fees .pdf

Forms

Freedom of Information Action (FOIA) (pdf)
Private Sewage Disposal System Application (pdf)
Real Estate Inspection Request Application (pdf)
Site Verification
Water Well Pump Permit Application(pdf)

Water Well Pump Installation Report (pdf)
Water Well Construction Report Instructions (pdf)
Water Well Construction Report (pdf)
Water Well Sealing Form (pdf)
DeKalb County Sewage Installer Application (pdf)
DeKalb County Sewage Pumper Application (pdf)

Links

After the Flood (pdf)
Freezing Problems & Septic Systems   (pdf)
Septic System Warnings   (pdf)
Septic Installers   (pdf)
ISCA Certified Professional Soil Classifiers (pdf)
Septic Pumpers
Well Drillers
Online Training for Homeowners with a water well (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a permit to drill a well?

How can I get my private well water tested?

What should I do if there is an abandoned well on my property?

How do I get a copy of the plans for my existing well or septic system?

Should I put enzymes or additives into my onsite wastewater treatment system to
help it work better?

Do I need a permit to install or repair my septic system?

How do I dispose of old or unused medications to keep them out of the water supply?

Laws and Regulations

DeKalb County Code – Water Wells and Waste and Sewage Disposal

Additional information regarding state codes related to water and sewage can be found in Title 77 of the Illinois Administrative Code
2013 IDPH private sewage code (PDF)
2013 IDPH private water code (PDF)

Contact Us

Phone: 815-748-2430
Fax: 815-748-2485
Email: well.septic@dekalbcounty.org (DeKalb County, Illinois)