If you are building or expanding your home or business, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services may require that you obtain a permit to ensure that sewage disposal systems and water supply connections are safe, satisfactory and in compliance with all healthcodes. The permit approval process helps ensure that sewage disposal systems are properly designed, maintained and operated, minimizing the possibility of disease transmission and the potential for contamination of ground and surface waters. Permit applications are reviewed for conformance to regulations and construction standards.
After construction, inspections are necessary to ensure that disposal systems will operate properly throughout their design life. This process, and the standards and regulations that guide it, are in place to ensure a safe and sanitary means of disposing of wastewater in Suffolk County and that our ground and surface waters remain protected.