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Septic System

Environmental Safety

View policy pdf: Septic System Policy

Policy Statement

There is no formal policy statement for this topic however procedures and other information are provided below.
Reason for Policy
The UGA Environmental Health Coordinator and the Athens-Clarke county Environmental Health Department work together to enforce the rules and regulations governing on-site sewage management systems that are independent of public or community sewage treatment systems.


Additional contacts

For additional information, contact UGA’s Environmental Health Coordinator at (706) 542-5801.


Record Retention

All septic records are available through Facilities Management and the Athens-Clarke County Environmental Health Department.


Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration

Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety

Policy Owner: John Lambeth, Manager Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Safety

Policy Contact: Matt Sammons, Environmental Health Coordinator,

Phone Number: 706-542-5801

Date Issued:

Last Reviewed/Updated: