Environmental Health

Benson * Eddy * Pierce * Ramsey

Cavalier * Rolette * Towner


Candace Berg, Environmental Health Practitioner/Director

524 4th St. NE, Unit 9, Devils Lake, ND  58301


Direct Line: 701-662-7039

Email: crberg@nd.gov



Permits are required in the Lake Region District Health Unit area for all On-Site Sewage Treatment Systems (septic systems) installed in Benson, Eddy, Pierce, and Ramsey counties.  Permits are required prior to ANY CONSTRUCTION OR ALTERATION. Permits are required before work on new or existing septic systems can begin. The permit is required for all residences that are not hooked into municipal sewer.  For a permit or additional information contact: Lake Region District Health Unit-Environmental Health Division.


Onsite Septic Forms & Health Regulations

Contractor / Installer Sewer Design -Proposal Form

As-Built Construction Drawing

Onsite Sewer Permit Application - All Counties

2022 Licensed Onsite Sewer Contracotors

ND On-site Sewage Treatment System Installers

Septic Installer License Application

Permitted ND Septic Pumpers

Homeowner Septic System Checklist

Mortgage Health Inspection Request Form

Tank Inspection Form

Septic Pumper Pumping Contract

Water Conservation Ideas

Home Management Ideas

NDSU Water Quality - Septic System

Soil Texture

Proper Well Disinfection

Coliform & Nitrates

Burn Application

Lab information

$ NEC Regional Environmental Health Services Fees



Resources for septic system maintenance and management:

University of Minnesota On-site Sewage Treatment Program - Resources for septic system maintenance and management as well as design information and worksheets.
NDDoH Septic Pumper Program - For information on licensure requirements for septic pumpers and a list of licensed septic pumpers in North Dakota.
NDSU Septic System Publications
EPA Septic Smart - Information and resources for homeowners pertaining to their septic system.
USDA Soil Survey - Soil data and maps
Web Soil Survey - Brochure
NRCS Maps, Data, Mobile Apps
Determining Soil Texture by Feel Flow Chart
Soil Reference Card
Professional Soil Classifiers in North Dakota


Online Learning






Facility Regulations and Applications


LRDHU Childcare Facility Application


Cavalier County Pool Regulations

Cavalier County On-Site Sewage Treatment System Regulations


Rolette County Pool Regulations

Rolette County On-site Sewage Treatment System Regulations


Towner County Pool Regulations

Towner County Onsite Sewer Regulations


ND Department of Health - Tanning Facitilies

Tanning Facilities Documents


Water Testing Labs

Mold & Moisture

News Release on Mold & Moisture

Food Facilities



To report food safety concerns or questions, contact:

ND Department of Health - Division of Food and Lodging

701.328.1291 or Toll Free 1.800.472.2927





Food Establishment Plan Review Manual

Food Establishment License Application


Diarrhea and Swimming Don't Mix Posters:

CDC Healthy Water - Can You Read poster

CDC Healthy Water - Toilet Diarrhea poster