Environmental Health

    The Comal County Environmental Health Department reviews all designs by Registered Sanitarians and Professional Engineers for on-site sewage facility (OSSF) construction. The department is charged with the issuing of OSSF permits, as well as the enforcement of county and state laws and regulations relating to Environmental Health. The department also responds to complaints concerning health violations in illegal waste water discharge and other nuisances.

    Before building, altering, extending or operating an OSSF, a person must have a permit and approved plans from the TCEQ or its authorized agent (Comal County). A qualified site evaluator must conduct a site and soil evaluation. The system must be planned by a person authorized by the permitting authority under current regulation.

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