What septic system options are available in Idaho?

Several types of septic systems can be used in Idaho:

Do septic systems require any permits?

In most cases, yes. Contact your local health district for information about permit requirements. Some systems such as holding tanks, outhouses, and portable sanitation units have special conditions for approval.

How often should septic tanks be checked for pumping?

Every year is preferable, but check your septic tank at least every three years. Regular maintenance activities such as pumping septage will help control odors and reduce disease threats. It can also help prevent system failures that could require replacing the system.

Where can I dispose of septage?

All septic tank pumpers are required to have permits; contact your local health district. If you do have a permit, disposal can be handled by the following methods: