Oneida County, WI
 
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(1) 
All POWTS and nonplumbing sanitation systems shall be managed and maintained in accordance with Chs. SPS 383, SPS 384 and SPS 391, Wis. Adm. Code, and this chapter.
(2) 
The property owner or owner's agent shall report to the Department each inspection, maintenance or servicing event, in accordance with Ch. SPS 383.55, Wis. Adm. Code, and this chapter.
(3) 
The property owner shall submit a copy of an appropriate maintenance agreement and/or servicing contract to the Department prior to sanitary permit issuance.
(4) 
The property owner shall submit a new or revised maintenance agreement and/or servicing contract to the Department whenever there is a change to such document(s).
(5) 
The property owner shall submit a new maintenance agreement and/or servicing contract to the Department prior to expiration of any existing maintenance agreement and/or servicing contract.
(6) 
In order to satisfy the requirements of Ch. SPS 383.54, Wis. Adm. Code, Oneida County shall continue to cooperate with Lake Protection and Rehabilitation Districts to evaluate, condemn and replace existing failing POWTS.
(7) 
The applicant for a sanitary permit for a holding tank system shall sign a holding tank agreement with the County.
(1) 
The applicant for a sanitary permit shall be provided with written notice of the maintenance program at the time the sanitary permit is issued. The records of this notification shall be maintained by the issuing agent. Upon sale of this property, the owner shall provide written notification of the maintenance program to the buyer.
(2) 
All new and existing POWTS shall be visually inspected within three years of the date of installation and at least once every three years thereafter. Exception: the Department may extend the required three-year visual inspection interval to a maximum period of five years for a POWTS serving an occasional occupied structure or facility, providing the owner of the POWTS makes a request in writing.
[Amended 5-21-2019 by Res. No. 53-2019, effective 6-13-2019]
(3) 
All new and existing septic tanks shall be pumped within three years of the date of installation and at least once every three years thereafter, unless upon visual inspection the tank is found to have less than 1/3 of the volume occupied by sludge and scum.
[Amended 5-21-2019 by Res. No. 53-2019, effective 6-13-2019]
(4) 
Pumping of a septic tank shall be done by a certified septage servicing operator in accordance with Ch. NR 113, Wis. Adm. Code.
(5) 
Visual inspection of a private sewage system may be conducted by individuals specified in Ch. SPS 383.54(4)(d)(2), Wis. Adm. Code, to determine the condition of the tank and whether wastewater or effluent from the POWTS is ponding on the ground surface.
(6) 
The owner or owner's agent of a POWTS shall furnish the Department with a copy of the inspection report, in a manner specified by the County, verifying the condition of the tank, whether wastewater or effluent from the POWTS is ponding on the ground surface and the date of pumping within 30 calendar days of the date of inspection and pumping. Reports shall include all information required in Ch. SPS 383.55, Wis. Adm. Code, and be signed by the person(s) inspecting and pumping the private sewage system. Other maintenance or management reports required by Ch. SPS 383 or SPS 384, Wis. Adm. Code, shall be included with this report.
(7) 
If the septic tank is not maintained or inspected in conformance with state regulations, the Zoning Director shall order it to be maintained or pumped by a certified septage servicing operator at County expense. The County shall then invoice the property owner for all such costs incurred. If the invoice is not paid within 30 days, the County may place the amount on the tax roll as a special assessment pursuant to § 145.20(4), Wis. Stats., against the property in question.
(1) 
The owner of the holding tank shall enter into a maintenance agreement with Oneida County before the sanitary permit is issued. The agreement shall be signed on a form provided by the Zoning Director, who shall sign the agreement on behalf of the County. The agreement shall require the applicant to conform to state regulations regarding the maintenance and pumping of the holding tank. If the tank is not maintained and pumped in conformance with state regulations, the Zoning Director shall order it to be maintained or pumped by a certified septage servicing operator, at County expense. The County shall then invoice the property owner for all such costs incurred. If the invoice is not paid within 30 days, the County may place the amount on the tax roll as a special assessment pursuant to § 145.20(4), Wis. Stats., against the property in question. This maintenance agreement shall be filed in the Register of Deeds office and shall be recorded in a manner that will permit the existence of the agreement to be determined by reference to the property where the holding tank is installed.
(2) 
The owner or agent shall submit a copy of the holding tank maintenance agreement when plans are submitted to the Department for review.