Open House for Septic and Sewage Haulers Including On-Farm Food Processing
Posted: 10/13/2011
DES MOINES – Anyone interested in state rules that affect private sewage disposal systems or commercial septic tank cleaners is invited to attend an open house Oct. 25 in Des Moines.

The open forum will provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn about proposed changes.

New options for on-farm disposal of food processing wastes will be added to current rules for commercial septic tank cleaners. The proposed rule change results from legislation passed this year. The proposal would affect wastes created during small-scale food production on the farm such as those generated by cheese or wine making.  

While no major rule changes are proposed that affect private sewage disposal, the updated rules would incorporate law changes made in 2010. The minor changes would affect inspections conducted when real estate is transferred.

The open house is from 1 to 3 p.m. in the third floor conference room of the Wallace State Office Building, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines.