Proposed Septic System Regulations: There are more than 3,000 homes throughout Alameda County with septic systems - also known as On-Site Waste Water Treatment Systems (OWTS). The Alameda County Department of Environmental Health is in the process of developing new OWTS regulations to comply with state law. Some of these proposed rules could require the repair and replacement of an entire septic systems when a home owner makes even minor home improvements.

In response to resident concerns about the proposed regulations and often inconsistent implementation of current rules, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors is holding a special meeting on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:00pm at the Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security, 4985 Broder Blvd. in Dublin. An agenda for the meeting and the latest version of the regulations may not be available until 24 hours before the meeting. In the meantime, if you have questions about how this issue has developed and its implications for real estate professionals please contact Bay East staff