To minimize health risks to the public and potential contamination of surface and ground waters by ensuring that non-residential on-site sewage treatment systems are designed, constructed, maintained, altered, or repaired in accordance with established standards.
Article 17 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law, Article II-A of the Monroe County Sanitary Code.
Application is made by completing the “BSP-5 Form” for surface discharges and a “C SUB 2002 Form” for subsurface discharges. Copies of these forms are available from the Monroe County Department of Public Health, Bureau of Public Health Engineering, Plan review/Public Water Supply, 111 Westfall Road, Room 938, Rochester, New York 14620. One (1) copy of the completed form must be submitted to the Department of Health along with the following:
The application must be accompanied by a form, completed by the municipal building inspector, that provides general site information. Additionally, the application requires that percolation and deep-hole tests be taken on-site and witnessed by the Department of Health.
Non-residential on-site sewage disposal systems with flows greater than 1000 gallons per day require a NYSDEC State Pollution Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit.
Where the proposed development is in or near an existing sewer system service area, the Department of Health may require the development to be served by the existing sewer system rather than by an on-site sewage disposal system.
Download Form BSP-5 (88k PDF)—Application for Approval of Plans for a Wastewater Disposal System.
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