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 ā€œPrivate Sewage Disposal Code.ā€ 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.