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Water and Wells

The Prince William Health District is responsible for the oversight and regulation of sewage and water environmental health topics in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.  If you have questions or need assistance, call Environmental Health at 703-792-6310, option 2, or visit us at the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court, Suite 240, in Woodbridge. 

Forms and Documents

Application for New Well / Application for Well Abandonment

Sewage Disposal and/or Water Supply Permit_Application

Request for Collection of a Water Sample

Water Sample Request Form  

Storm Preparations for Private Wells and Onsite Sewage Systems

Flooding Tips 

Temporary Well Disinfection Disinfecting Wells and Water Systems
with Liquid Laundry Bleach
Well Informed Newsletter Well Informed Newsletter

Sewage and Septic

The Prince William Health District is responsible for the oversight and regulation of certain sewage and water environmental health issues within Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. If you have questions or need assistance, please call Environmental Health at 703-792-6310 (Option 2), or visit us at the Development Services Building.

The Prince William County Code regarding onsite sewage disposal systems can be viewed through the following link: Prince William County Code of Ordinances . You can either click on Chapter 23 or do a search for Section 23-48, which pertains to the onsite sewage disposal systems. According to Section 23-48, onsite sewage disposal systems not requiring a Virginia Pollution Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit shall have pump-out accomplished at least once every five years.

Alternative Onsite Sewage Systems (AOSS)

Proper operation and maintenance of an AOSS is required by law and is necessary to ensure continued functioning of your alternative system and may prevent premature failure of the system. Operation and maintenance information for your alternative system may be found by contacting the original system designer, contacting the Prince William Health District or by visiting the VDH Manufacturers' Instructions Website. For information on regulations for alternative onsite sewage systems (12 VAC 5-613-10 et seq.), click here.

Additional information and technical resources for onsite sewage professionals and the public can be found on the VDH Office of Environmental Health Services' website.

Forms and Documents

Application for Construction of a Sewage Disposal System: 

Sewage Disposal and/or Water Supply Permit Application

Application for Septic System Repair:

Sewage Disposal and/or Water Supply Permit Application

Application for Septic System Express Repair Permit:

Express Repair Permit

Listing of Local Private Sewage Disposal System Installers:

Local Private Companies List

Listing of Local Private Sewage Handlers:

Current Haulers List

Sewage Handler Application:

Sewage Handler Application 

Sewage Disposal System Installer Application (Two Parts):

Part 1: Contractor BOND ; Part 2: Contractor Application

Information on How Onsite Sewage Systems Work:

How Onsite Sewage Systems Work

Prince William Health District Pump-Out Report (Properties are listed by address. Once the PDF is open, click on 'Edit' and then click on 'Find' to search for the property you are looking for. For best results, type in the number and street only.):

Septic System Pump Out Report

Look up a licensed onsite sewage system professional:

Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation License Search

Information on obtaining licensure for onsite sewage system operators, evaluators and installers:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR)

Helpful Links & Additional Resources

Topic:

Source:

Quick Guide for Homeowners: Onsite Wastewater Systems

Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC)

Information on Septic Systems

National Environmental Services Center (NESC)

"So...Now You Own a Septic System" Brochure

National Environmental Services Center (NESC)

Poster for Onsite Wastewater Technologies

National Environmental Services Center (NESC)


Last Updated: 04-18-2014

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