Alameda County Environmental Health's Land Use Program Overview
Alameda County Department of Environmental Health (ACEH), Land Use Program coordinates with the San Francisco
Regional Water Quality Control Board (SFRWQCB) to permit Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS's) also known
as Septic Systems for sewage disposal and to ensure safe, potable water on new and existing development projects
in Unincorporated areas of Alameda County.
The mission of the Environmental Health Land Use Program is to help you identify the best solution for wastewater
disposal in order to protect human health and the environment. The Land Use Program Staff is dedicated to acting
as your liaison, while maneuvering through the planning, development and permitting process of projects requiring
This website is intended to provide information and tools to help you plan, build, expand or maintain your residential
or commercial project, and realize your vision for economic growth and development.
The Land Use Department Staff consists of Civil Engineers, Registered Environmental Health Specialists, and Program
Development Specialists. Please access the link below to see our Organizational Chart.
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