Update on Septic Inspection


Latest info on Septic Inspections for Anderson Springs

As of Feb. 14, according to Lake County Environmental Services, this is the most current information. As you know, things may change we at the Anderson Springs Community Alliance will endeavor to keep you updated in the future.
At this time there is no free septic inspection. Neither the county or the federal government is providing this service at no cost. The Alliance has discussed the possibility of assisting the community in the cost of this process, but further information is needed to even make that decision (i.e. how many properties have a septic on them, of those, how many are planning to rebuild.) The Alliance is assisting environmental services in obtaining that needed information. Therefore, if you wish to move forward with septic inspection now, you will need to follow the steps below.

  1. Obtain the following document from Lake County.

You may go in person to Lakeport to pick it up or download it from the website. Here is the link:


  1. Complete the form. Do not be concerned about the wording regarding digging holes. That is not relevant to our situation. You do not have to have a contractor designated to have this inspection.
  1. Include a check for $120 made out to County of Lake.
  1. Mail the form & check to the address shown on the top of the form, or deliver in person.
  1. Complete a form for EACH property you own that has a septic you want inspected.
  1. Ray Ruminski’s office at Environmental Health will contact you to arrange for the inspection.
  1. The inspector will discuss the following items with you when they call to make the appointment.
    • Are the septic tank lids/risers exposed?
    • Are the ends of the leach lines noted with flag or paint?
  1. Appointments are running out around 2-3 weeks.
  1. Either you or your contractor (if you have one already) must be present at the inspection to sign off on the paperwork.
  1. You will be informed at the inspection whether your septic can be repaired to meet required standards or if there are other interim solutions while the issue of the sewer is in process.
  1. If a property specific septic solution is found, the owner will need to sign a Provisional Onsite Wastewater Operating Permit, which is good for 30 months, with an option to renew for 12 more months.

** See graphic to visually view various septic scenarios

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