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Wastewater treatment is an essential part of owning a home or business. This website was designed to provide helpful information about onsite wastewater treatment, regulations, maintenance, and construction. Please contact Johnson County Public Health if you have any additional questions at (319) 356-6040.

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Homeowner's Guide to Onsite Systems

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Johnson County Public Health Wastewater Guides

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Type of Private Sewage Disposal Systems

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Financial Assistance

The Onsite Wastewater Systems Assistance Program (OSWAP): This program offers low interest loans to assist with the cost of installing an onsite wastewater system for an existing home.

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Iowa State Revolving Fund : This program provides low interest loans for drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure improvements and non-point source water quality projects.

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