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NEW! Septic System Self-Inspections in Henderson & Nisqually Reach Marine Recovery Areas

Certain types of system in marine recovery areas of Thurston County can be inspected by property owners. There is a workshop that you can register for to become certified. As long as your property and system meets the requirements to self-inspect.

For those of you who are already certified to self-inspect your septic system please click here to link to instructions and information on inspecting your septic system.

Septic System Operational Certificate

Thurston County regulations require an Operational Certificate, issued by Thurston County Health Department, for certain types of septic (on-site sewage) systems and systems within designated areas of the County. The goal of the Operational Certificate is to assure that septic systems are properly operated and maintained. Properly monitored and maintained systems have longer operating lives and less impact on our water resources.

There are two programs for renewal of the Operational Certificate. Depending on where your septic system is in Thurston County and what type of septic system is installed, determines the guidelines for inspecting and renewing your Certificate.

Operational Certificates - click here for details of the program

Certificates for operation and maintenance of complex septic systems outside of designated Sensitive Areas

Henderson & Nisqually Septic System Certificates - click here for the details of the program

Certificates for operation and maintenance of all septic systems within the Marine Recovery Areas

 
 
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  • Septic Help Line
    360-867-2669
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This page last updated: 04/05/17