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Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Chippewa County Private Sewage System Ordinance is administered county wide. The purpose of the ordinance is to promote and protect public health, safety and the environment by assuring the proper siting, design, installation, inspection and management of private sewage systems.

All structures or premises in the county that are permanently or intermittently intended for human habitation or occupancy, which are not served by a public sewer and have running water plumbed into the structure, are required to have a system for holding or treatment and dispersal of sewage and wastewater.

List of Plumbers/Soil Testers [PDF] - If a plumber or soil tester would like to be added to the list, please contact our office at (715) 726-7940.

Wisconsin Fund

Chippewa County also administers The Wisconsin Fund Program, which is designed to provide grants to homeowners and small businesses which need to replace failing septic systems. If eligibility requirements of the program are met, up to 60% of septic replacement costs may be reimbursed. Chippewa County has been affiliated with this program since 1985.

Wisconsin Fund Program [PDF]

Wisconsin Fund Application [PDF]

POWTS Maintenance

Since 1985, Chippewa County has required mandatory maintenance or pumping of tanks for all private sewage systems. Proper maintenance and use of a private sewage system can help increase it's life expectancy.

POWTS Maintenance/Pumping Reporting and Proper Use [PDF]
EPA Septic Maintenance Guide [PDF]

POWTS Maintenance

Chippewa Valley Septic Pumpers & Septic System Inspectors 

GCS Web Portal - Online Reporting Instructions



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