Septic System Provisional Operation Permits & Inspections

Septic System Permits

Your city will send out a bill for $30 for a provisional permit to operate your septic system.

You will need to contact an approve septic system provider to do your septic inspection.

Your septic system inspection is good for 2 years.

Call 330-929-5000 for more information & pricing.

Septic System Providers

Downs Drain Cleaning and Septic Service is an approved septic systems provider and inspector.

Call us to schedule your septic tank and septic system inspection to remain in compliance with all EPA, state and county rules and regulations.

Why Choose Downs?

Downs Drain Cleaning and Septic Service will give you a discount on your service call when you schedule pumping of your septic tank at the same time as your inspection.

We are licensed to do septic inspections in Summit, Portage, Medina and Cuyahoga Counties.

Septic Tank Installation

New septic system installation

See the complete process of installing a septic system and new septic tank. Randy Downs explains the process.

New Home Construction or Replacement Septic Tanks

Trust the experts at Downs for installation of your new septic tank. We have decades of experience installing tanks and complete septic systems.

Downs installs all parts of septic systems including tanks, pumps, leach beds, distribution boxes and more.

New Septic System Rules:
See Rules Here

Septic System Repair

Medina Co Septic tank repair service

For over 50 years Downs has been providing septic system repairs to the greater Akron area. Call Now for fast septic service 330-929-5555

  • Septic Tanks
  • Leach Beds and Drain Fields
  • Junction Boxes
  • Septic Pumps
Aqua Safe Waste Water Treatment Systems

Aqua Safe® advanced aerobic treatment units are designed to treat wastewater from residential homes, multiple homes, or light commercial applications.

AquaSafe waste water treatment systems for home or industry

The Aqua Safe® system is an inexpensive self-contained wastewater treatment system that uses aeration to process sludge reducing sewage to an odorless safe discharge in 24 hours.

AquaSafe waste water treatment systems

Aqua Safe® utilizes an extended aeration activated sludge process to allow aerobic bacteria and other microorganisms to convert the organic material in the wastewater into a new biomass.

Septic Inspections

  1. Be Ready for the New Septic Regulations!

    New regulations require mandatory septic inspections every 2 years. Your county will send you a notification.

  2. Point of Sale Inspections

    Downs septic technicians are fully licensed to do home septic system inspections to qualify your potential new home for compliance and lending requirments.

  3. Septic System Maintenance Contracts

    Summit County requires service maintenance agreements which are available from Downs Drain and Septic.

    You can expect a letter from the Summit County Health District explaining the requirments of the maintenance agreement and how to stay in compliance.

    Call Downs now at 330-929-5555 for more information or to get a septic maintenance contract.

  4. What to do when your septic system fails inspection

    Call Downs for help on permitting procedures or click the link for more information.

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  5. NPDES Inspections

    We are NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) licensed inspectors in the Summit County area.

    What is NPDES?

    The NPDES permit program addresses water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants to waters of the United States.

    Regulated discharge of water from sources may include industrial, municipal and agricultural wastewater as well as urban runoff.

    Created in 1972 by the Clean Water Act, the NPDES permit program is authorized to state governments by EPA to perform many permitting, administrative, and enforcement aspects of the program.

Don't neglect your Septic Tank inspection!

Tree roots can slowly invade your septic system and suddenly you have a big problem.

We recently discovered this enourmous tree root system growing into a septic tank that was long overdue for inspection.

Follow the recommended and mandated septic inspection schedule and keep tree roots from damaging your septic system.

Septic Tank Pumping

Medina Co Septic tank pumping

Great service and reasonable pricing makes Downs the choice in Summit and Medina Counties for septic tank pumping. Check out our outstanding reviews on google!

The Juggler Septic Pumper

New Mobile Septic Treatment System!

Downs is Summit County's only approved Juggler user!

Our newest Septic Pumper Truck uses The Juggler™ septic tank pumping technology. The Juggler™ septic pumper truck removes all septic tank contents and returns only a filtered liquid that is on average 98% free of organic matter to the septic tank in less than twenty minutes. Your septic system works more efficiently with the biodegrading bacteria replaced back into it to help break down the new solids normally introduced into your septic system.

This Green Technology encourages the practical application of 4Rs-D (reduce, reuse, recycle, reclamation and disposal)

Medina Co Septic tank pumpers
Grease Trap Pumping

Downs pumps commercial and restaurant grease traps too. Call 330-929-5555 for pricing and to schedule an appointment