Questions

How do I get a permit to tap into the sewer?
The land owner must come to the District office located at 8100 State Route 708 South. The District office is approximately one mile from SR 33.

Simply provide our office with:
  • The name of the previous owner (if applicable)
  • The address, lot and/or parcel identification number (Logan County Tax ID number for the property). This information is normally available on your property deed, tax bill or through the Logan County Auditor’s office or their website
  • Proper picture Identification
Please know that you are required to have your sanitary sewer permit prior to applying to the Logan County Building Authority when building a new structure. For more information you may wish to visit their website

How do I find where my tap is for sewer connection?
The most importation thing to do is to make sure you have access to the sanitary sewer before purchasing or attempting to develop a property. Do not assume that because other properties in the area are connected that sanitary sewer is available to your property also. It may not be. We ask that you please come to our office with your property information and we will verify that sanitary sewer is available.

Once it is established that sanitary sewer is available to the property you may apply for a tap-in permit. We will locate where your tap is on the main line sewer or where connection is possible on the mainline. We always mark sanitary sewer lines in GREEN paint or flags according to Ohio Utilities Protection Service (O.U.P.S.) Codes.

Why does my billing amount run the same amount each month?
We bill a flat rate for the month for residential units. This is an approved method by the Ohio EPA. Payments are due by the 18th of each month for the previous month’s usage. Basically, we bill you after you use it. We have no vacation rate as this is a resort area. The billing is for the year and broken down into 12 monthly payments.

There is a “debt only" rate available for dwellings that have been deemed by the District as “unusable”. The reduction may be because the dwelling has been severely damaged by fire or major renovation is taking place. Any changes in the billing rate will be effective on the first day of the month following the inspection.

For residential structures that have been converted to storage to receive a reduced billing, all discharging fixtures must be removed from the building and the sanitary sewer lateral must be cut and capped at the right-of-way and be inspected that it has been done properly PRIOR to be covered.  The capital improvement charge or debt retirement charges, if applicable for the District, will remain until the building is removed from the property.

If you feel your building qualifies for a rate reduction, please contact the office at 937-843-3328 for an inspection. Please be available so as to allow an inside inspection of the building. Adjustments will not be made retroactively. We must verify that the property is not usable for you to obtain any reduced rate.

Seasonal usage is not a valid reason for reduction.

Who is the governing authority over the Water Pollution Control District?
The Logan County Commissioners are the governing authority over the Logan County Water Pollution Control. We are considered a “Special Sanitary Sewer District” under the Ohio Revised Code 6117 and are not under the auspices of the P.U.C.O. (Public Utilities Commission of Ohio). We are then governed by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, specifically the Southwest District Office out of Dayton, Ohio.

What is the cost of a sanitary sewer permit?
Well, it depends.

For most of our customers the cost of a permit for new construction is $510 which includes the cost of an isolation valve and the inspection. The isolation valve and locator cap is provided to either the homeowner or the contractor, whichever is appropriate. Only the land owner may apply for a sanitary sewer permit.

For those who are developing multi-unit housing, the cost can vary. Always check with the District office prior to any construction project regarding the permit cost.

Note: Occasionally there are aggregate connection  or assessment charges associated with a particular property. Please check with our office if these apply to the property you are considering purchasing.

When am I NOT required to hook up to the sanitary sewer?
Connection to the sanitary sewer is not required when your dwelling is 200 feet or more from the available sanitary sewer main line. Please check with our office on ANY concerns you may have before any decisions are made regarding your construction project(s) that may involve sanitary sewer.

Can you automatically take my monthly payment from my checking/savings account?

Yes! We can automatically draft your payment each month so you never need to worry about missing a payment again! Ask for the paperwork to sign up for Auto-Draft.

Note: When you provide a check as payment to our office, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. An electronic fund transfer is much like presenting your check at a local store (such as Wal-Mart) and they electronically deduct the check amount from your bank account.

For further inquiries, please call 937-843-3328 or email us at information@logancowpc.com