Septic Systems

The Private Sewage Disposal Program helps prevent the spread of disease


The Private Sewage Disposal Program regulates methods of disposing sewage from facilities and homes that are not served by public sewer systems, such as homes located in some rural areas. By helping to ensure that all sewage is discharged to a properly designed and operated waste facility, the Private Sewage Disposal Program helps eliminate transmission of disease, disease organisms, and nuisances.

To learn more about private sewage disposal, please contact the Environmental Health Division at (309) 888-5482.



Private sewage disposal program activities include:

  • Approving plans for new sewage disposal installations
  • Inspecting private sewage disposal systems
  • Investigating sewage complaints
  • Issuing private sewage disposal permits
  • Maintaining EPA-regulated treatment systems
  • Testing and licensing of installers
      

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get a sewage disposal plan approved or inspected?

You can find information about building an individual sewage disposal or septic system here. 

Where can I find a licensed septic system installer?


You can find a licensed septic system or private sewage system installer here.
   

Where can I find a licensed septic system pumper?


You can find a licensed septic system or private sewage system pumper here.
    

I need to file a sewage complaint


The McLean County Health Department investigates complaints regarding sewage disposal. To file a complaint, submit a completed Public Health Complaint Report form.