Register June 2018 No. 750
Chapter SPS 383
PRIVATE ONSITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
Subchapter I — Scope and Application
Installation and inspection training.
Subchapter II — Administration and Enforcement
Plan review and approval.
Review agent status.
Petitions for variance.
Governmental inventory and maintenance program.
Inspections and testing.
Range of responses.
Subchapter III — General Requirements
Prohibitions and limitations.
Subchapter IV — Design and Installation
Parameters for POWTS components consisting of in situ soil.
Subchapter V — Management
Subchapter VI — Recognized Methods and Technologies
Parameters for using acceptable methods and technologies.
Subchapter VII — Department Performance Monitoring
Ch. SPS 383 Note
Chapter H 63 was created as an emergency rule effective 6-21-80; section H 62.20 as it existed on June 30, 1983 was renumbered to chapter ILHR 83. Chapter ILHR 83 was renumbered chapter Comm 83 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, February, 1997, No. 494
. Chapter Comm 83 as it existed on June 30, 2000 was repealed and a new chapter Comm 83 was created, Register, April, 2000, No. 532
, eff. 7-1-00. Chapter Comm 83 was renumbered chapter SPS 383 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672
SPS 383.01 Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish uniform standards and criteria for the design, installation, inspection and management of a private onsite wastewater treatment system, POWTS, so that the system is safe and will protect public health and the waters of the state.
Except as delineated in sub. (2)
, this chapter applies to all of the following:
A situation where domestic wastewater is collected and conducted by means of plumbing drain systems and is not conveyed to a wastewater treatment facility regulated by the department of natural resources.
A POWTS where domestic wastewater is treated and dispersed to the subsurface.
A holding tank that is utilized as a POWTS or as part of a POWTS to collect and hold domestic wastewater for transport and treatment elsewhere.
SPS 383.02 Note
Section SPS 382.10 (2) (d)
states that where plumbing fixtures exist in a building which is not connected to a public sewer system, suitable provision shall be made for treating, recycling, dispersing, or holding the wastewater in a manner satisfactory to the department.
SPS 383.02 Note
The department of natural resources is responsible for establishing, administering and enforcing standards relative to domestic wastewater treatment systems which either disperse to the surface or to surface waters. The department of natural resources also establishes effluent limitations and monitoring requirements where the design daily influent wastewater flow to a POWTS exceeds 12,000 gallons per day for the purpose of fulfilling WPDES permit requirements under ch. 283
SPS 383.02 Note
Pursuant to s. 281.17 (5)
, Stats., the department of natural resources may also restrict or specify the type of wastewater treatment necessary.