The Land Use section of Environmental Health looks at wastewater design and installation, well siting and permits, land divisions, use permits, and other related projects that involve septic systems and wells.
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Environmental Health works very closely with the other Land Development Departments of the County (Public Works, Planning, Building, Fire) during the review and permitting processes associated with major land divisions such as subdivisions, parcel maps, lot line adjustments, etc. to ensure that the project meets minimum requirements. Additionally, Environmental Health provides reviews and clearances for all applicable building permits.
Adoption of the 2013 plumbing code addresses Alternate Water Sources for Nonpotable Applications. A gray water system is designed to collect gray water and transport it out of the structure for distribution in an Irrigation or Disposal Field. A gray water system may include tanks, valves, filters, pumps or
other appurtenances along with piping and receiving landscape. Simple laundry to landscape systems do not require a permit, but anything more complex will require Building and Environmental Health review and approval.
California Water Code was amended in 2012 to establish a statewide, approach for the regulation and management of On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS), commonly known as septic systems. Environmental Health is the local permitting authority that ensures compliance with all applicable state and local regulatory requirements for the installation and repair of OWTS.
Butte County began enforcement of Ordinance 4075 (Measure A), which amended the County's Restriction on Cultivation of Medical Marijuana Ordinance (Chapter 34A) on January 8, 2015. The oversight of this Ordinance is the responsibility of the Butte County Department of Development Services, Code Enforcement Division.