Winnebago County Health Department

Septic Tank Abandonment

SEPTIC TANK ABANDONMENT

The Winnebago County Health Department requires all abandoned septic tanks and seepage pits upon public sewer connection to be eliminated properly under the guidelines of the Winnebago County “Private Sewage Disposal Code.” This notice is to alert all licensed plumbers that they must follow these regulations when abandoning a septic tank for sewer connection:
  • Must be properly pumped by a licensed septic pumper/cleaner
  • Collapse top and one side of septic tank to insure no water will collect
  • Immediately filled with sand, gravel, or similar material   
If you have any questions about this enforceable regulation, please contact Todd Marshall, Pollution Control Supervisor,
at (815) 720-4118.