Director: Gary Chapple, BS, REHS • Phone: (260) 449-7530 • FAX: (260) 449-3010 • Email: gary.chapple@allencounty.us
Location: 200 E. Berry St., Suite 360, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Meet the Staff: Mark Herber, REHS, Asst. Director; Kathy Doseck, REHS, Plan Review Coord.; Jack Gensic, Env. Health Specialist; John McCue, Env. Health Specialist; Mike Jones, Env. Technician; Alyssa Walker, Env. Technician; Richard Bleich, Env. Technician • Darlene Swanson, Support Staff

Septic Systems

State Rules 

County Rules/Ordinances

Septic Permit Applications and Resources

Educational Resources

For a single copy of the video, please send your request and a check for $7 made out to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, 200 E. Berry St., Suite 360, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

For multiple copies of the video, please contact ACOWMD@co.allen.in.us or call (260) 449-4181 for pricing information.

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  • Inspectors remove the lid on a distribution box during a maintenance inspection of a type of septic system called a flood dosed trench system.
  • During a maintenance inspection, inspectors must check the components of a septic system to see that it is working properly.
  • During a maintenance inspection of a septic system, inspectors must check the components of the system such as the pump float to see that it is working properly.
  • nspector Jack Gensic takes a sample of effluent to see if a septic system is working properly.
  • Mark Herber collects samples of effluent from a drainage pipe.
  • Mark Herber inspects a tile outlet to see if there is a problem with the system.
  • Inspector Josh Blauvelt inspects an elevated mound system during installation.
  • Inspector Josh Blauvelt uses a measuring device to check the sludge levels of a septic tank as part of an Allen County Onsite Wastewater Management District inspection.
  • Inspector Jack Gensic inspects the pump of a septic system as part of an Allen County Onsite Wastewater Management District inspection.
  • Inspector Jack Gensic cleans equipment with a bleach solution.
  • Inspector Jack Gensic uses GPS device to map components of a septic system.
  • Inspector Jack Gensic uses a GPS device to map components of a septic system.
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The Maumee River watershed, which includes the Saint Joseph and Saint Mary’s rivers and all their tributaries, is the largest watershed draining into the Great Lakes.