Salt Lake County Health DepartmentGeneral Information Salt Lake County, UT 385-468-4100
If your planned home or building will have its own septic/wastewater system, follow these steps to begin the health department approval process.
onsite wastewater professional certified by the Utah Division of Water Quality must conduct a soil analysis. Someone with at least a level 1 certification must conduct percolation tests.
Exploration holes should be dug to at least 10 feet, or until you hit bedrock or groundwater. One hole should be in the drain field area and another should be in the intended replacement area.
The health department reserves the right to verify percolation test results. Underground wastewater disposal might not be suitable for the area if:
There are also requirements for minimum horizontal distances to ground features.
Next, submit plans to the health department (see next tab).
The system must be designed by
someone certified at least level 2 by the Utah Division of Water Quality.
The plot plan should:
Wastewater disposal systems must be designed in compliance with
Utah Rule 317-4.
Submit plans to:
Environmental Health Division
Water Quality Bureau788 East Woodoak Lane (5380 South)
Murray, UT 84107
If plans are not approved, the designer must make corrections and resubmit.
For questions, contact us at 385-468-3862.