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Septic Tanks

Reference Number: MTAS-249
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: June 02, 2017
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Subsurface sewage disposal systems are regulated by the state, with local (county) health officials responsible for enforcement. No proposed subdivision shall be approved locally or by another agency authorized to approve subdivisions until the plans for such subdivisions have been approved by the Department of Environment and Conservation. T.C.A. §§ 68-221-401, et seq.