Well & Septic
There are some properties in Southfield that are not connected to City water or City sewer. These properties have wells and/or septic systems and the following are facts you should know if you have one on your property:
- All wells and septic systems in Southfield are under the jurisdiction of the Oakland County Health Division
- Property owners are responsible to maintain their wells and septic systems (information is available through the County)
- Septic systems must be certified every three years
- Property owners are responsible for ensuring that all abandoned wells on their property are properly abandoned (permit required by Oakland County)
Septic Inspection Service / Certification
If you choose to continue to use a septic system now that sanitary sewer is available throughout the City, it is required that your septic system be evaluated every three (3) years and that it receives a valid Passing Certification.