On-Site Sewage and Water Services

Water and Wells

Sewage and Septic


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.

There are a number of water clinics in 2015 in various health districts.  It’s a great opportunity to spread the word and get a large number of people to test their private wells.

You can review testing dates and locations at this link:  http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/events.php


Forms and Documents

On-Site Sewage and Water Services Fee Schedule On-Site Sewage and Water Services Fee Schedule
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

On-Site Sewage and Water Services Fee Schedule On-Site Sewage and Water Services Fee Schedule
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: 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
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (SERCAP) Application SERCAP Universal Application
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

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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)