The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will continue to work with local health districts to ensure implementation of their Operation and Maintenance Tracking programs for household sewage treatment systems (HSTS), as required under the Ohio Administrative Code.

ODH will also provide options and resources for implementing tracking, including identification of failing sewage treatment systems within targeted watersheds. Action plans with timelines will be established by local health districts to correct failing systems. Local health districts will also work with state and local partners to facilitate extension of sewers to areas with concentrations of failing HSTS.