sewage disposal system

Water & Sewage Utilities

Safe drinking water supplies and proper sewage disposal are of great importance to public health worldwide.  Proper construction and maintenance of these systems is the first line of defense against the spread of disease.  In Cattaraugus County, the Environmental Health Division is responsible for enforcement of state and federal water and sewage disposal regulations as well as the monitoring of public water supplies.  We also provide information and technical assistance to residents who have concerns about their water, or sewage disposal. Read more

Additional Requirements for Food Service Establishments with On-site Utilities

If your Food Service Establishment will be served by on-site water and/or sewage utilities (not connected to a municipal supply), additional Sanitary Code requirements must be met before you can obtain a permit.  Below is a fact sheet concerning these requirements and instructions on how to proceed.

Environmental Health Services

The Environmental Health Division of the Cattaraugus County Department of Health is charged with enforcement of the NYS Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR), NYS Public Health Law and the Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District.  In addition, we issue permits and review engineering plans for many associations, businesses and activities, which Read more

Private Sewage Disposal Systems

Sewage disposal systems in Cattaraugus County are regulated by the Environmental Health Division in accordance with NYS standards and specifications in effect at the time of their construction.  Existing sewage disposal systems that do not meet current standards are allowed to be operated until they fail and are in need of full or partial replacement. Read more

Water/Sewage Surveys for Real Property Transfers

The Environmental Health Division routinely conducts inspections of private water supplies and sewage disposal systems for real property transfers.  These surveys are mandatory for all transfers of real property with onsite water supplies or sewage disposal systems.  There are certain exemptions (see the link to Part 17 of the Sanitary Code of the Cattaraugus County Health District below).

Exemptions Include: Read more

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