What is a wastewater permit?

A wastewater permit is a written authorization issued by the Assistant Planner - Environmental, which authorizes the applicant to construct, install, or modify the small wastewater facility. A small wastewater system is any sewerage system, disposal system or treatment works having engineering needs which is intended for wastes originating from a single residential unit serving no more than four families or which distributes two thousand gallons or less of domestic sewage per day.

For more information, view the Albany County Regulations for Permit to Construct, Install or Modify Small Wastewater Facilities (PDF).

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1. What is a wastewater permit?
2. Why do I need a wastewater permit?
3. Where can I find the wastewater permit application?
4. Who can I contact if I have any questions about the application?
5. What is required for a wastewater permit?
6. When and how will my wastewater permit be approved?
7. Who can install wastewater systems in Albany County?
8. Can I install my own wastewater system?
9. When am I required to get a wastewater permit?
10. How do I determine the size of my wastewater system?
11. When can I begin putting the system in?
12. What are the setbacks for a small wastewater system?