The Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD) works to prevent the spread of disease by ensuring proper design, construction, operation and closure of onsite wastewater systems – or as they’re more commonly known, septic systems. The program partners within Citizens Energy Group’s Septic Tank Elimination Program (STEP) that brings sewers into areas of Marion County currently serviced by septic systems.
Marion County Ordinance– The Code, Chapter 14
Residential Onsite Sewage Systems– 410IAC 6-8.3
Commercial Onsite Wastewater Disposal– 410IAC 6-10.1
A permit for new construction and repair of existing septic systems is required and must meet the standards in 410 IAC and Chapter 14 of the Code of the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Septic installers must be certified by the Indiana Onsite Wastewater Professional Association (IOWPA).
Septic Tank Elimination Program (STEP)
The Marion County Public Health Department conducts failure rate surveys for areas still served by onsite sewage disposal systems. These surveys play a role in prioritizing STEP projects. Once projects are completed sewer connections are mandatory under state and local ordinances.
Questions and complaints can be directed to:
Department of Water Quality & hazardous Materials Management
3901 Meadows Dr., 2nd floor, Indianapolis, IN 46205