North Carolina General Statutes State that a person owning or controlling a residence, place of business, or place of public assembly shall provide an approved sanitary sewage system. As a result, the Commission for Health Services has compiled rules and regulations addressing the placement, design, installation, and maintenance of subsurface ground absorption sewage treatment and disposal systems.
The Division of Environmental Health enforces these state laws and rules in order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Failing septic systems also can pose significant public health hazards. The program also attempts to determine the cause of malfunctioning septic systems and issues permits for their repair.
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