Chapter 68.1 Sewage Code for Individual Sewage Disposal Facilities

Field inspection of a septic system drainfieldThe Board of Supervisors adopted the proposed amendments to Chapter 68.1 - Individual Sewage Disposal Facilities of the Fairfax County Code on July 7th,2003. The prior Chapter 68 ordinance was adopted in January 1992. The new Chapter 68.1 became effective August 1st, 2003. The new code takes into account new technology and advancements within the field of onsite sewage disposal by incorporating, with specific changes, the Commonwealth of Virginia, State Board of Health, Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations.

The changes to the ordinance are intended to enhance protection for homeowners and the environment and to conform to the urbanized Fairfax County population and lifestyle. Many of the amendments are presently being enforced through Agency procedural policies.

The Code Of Fairfax is located on the Municode web site. You may review the latest code on the Municode site by scrolling down to CHAPTER 68.1 - Individual Sewage Disposal Facilities, or use the search box on the Municode site to enter the chapter number.

If you have any questions concerning Chapter 68.1, please contact the Health Departments Division of Environmental Health Onsite Sewage and Water section at 703-246-2201.

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