Well and Septic Program
COVID-19 Environmental Health Services - Well & Septic Program

The Bureau of Environmental Health is operating BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am – 12:00pm by calling the number below.

  • Well & Septic Program: 410-313-1771

For customers who have plans/blueprints/documents to submit for review, there will be a contact-less drop box located outside the building entrance. This will be monitored daily by staff from 8:30am - 3pm. No appointment necessary to drop plans off.             


The Well and Septic Program ensures that the installation and repair of all drinking water wells and on-site sewage disposal systems in Howard County are performed properly. Our program reviews all proposed designs for on-site sewage disposal systems to ensure they follow State and Local regulations. Environmental Health Specialists conduct inspections of wells and onsite sewage disposal systems and test water from private drinking wells to protect residents from diseases associated with germs found in wastewater.

Office Hours for Well & Septic Program:
8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.

Phone: 410-313-1771


Wet Season Testing 2020

The Health Department opens wet season testing on February 25, 2020 based on current observed water table levels. Applicants must submit a perc test application and test plan (below) to the Health Department by March 16, 2020 in order to receive testing during wet season. Updates to the wet season schedule will be posted on this page. Please contact the Well & Septic Program at 410-313-1771 with questions.