Private Sewage System Maintenance and Management Program

Jackson County Private Sewage System Ordinance Section 15.35 and 15.36 and DCOMM 83 and 84, Wisconsin Administrative Code requires that owners of private sewage systems participate in a Private Sewage System Maintenance and Management Program.  All sewage systems shall have the septic tank pumped by a licensed pumper within 36 months of the date of installation and at least once every 36 months thereafter, or when the sludge level reaches one-third of the liquid capacity of the tank.  This program requires that your septic tank (and filter, if applicable) be inspected and pumped if necessary.  This requirement is designed to protect and improve public health, safety and groundwater quality as well as possibly prolong the life of the private sewage disposal system.

Property owners will be mailed a notice at the three year interval and THEY are required to have the system pumped and/or inspected and return the notice with the signature of the licensed pumper.

The schedule for maintenance by municipality is as follows:

Septic Maintenance Notice Schedule
Date Sent to Landowner Municipality Compliance Deadline
April 1st Adams, Albion, Brockway, City of Black River Falls June 30th
May 1st Bear Bluff, City Point, Knapp, Komensky, Manchester, Millston July 31st
June 1st Curran, Franklin, Hixton, Irving, Melrose, North Bend, Springfield, Village of Melrose, Village of Taylor August 31st
July 1st Alma, Cleveland, Garden Valley, Garfield, Northfield, Village of Merrillan September 30th

Violations will be subject to but not limited to the inspection or maintenance being performed by a court-ordered third party at the owner's expense, citations and further litigation.

Licensed or certified individuals are as follows: