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The City of Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Permit Office will be closed Wednesday afternoons to walk-ins from 1 to 4:30pm. This temporary closure is due to the digitization of the permit files. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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On Lot Septic Systems

Water is a fundamental constituent of life and is essential to a wide range of economic activities. The City of Bethlehem’s Sewage Enforcement Officer is responsible for ensuring the quality of all on-lot sewage disposal systems within city limits.


The Sewage Enforcement Officer:

  • Issues permits for installing or repairing on-lot sewage systems
  • Verifies soil/percolation tests to determine if the ground is suitable for on-lot sewage disposal
  • Performs cover-up inspections when construction of on-lot sewage disposal systems are complete
Sewage Enforcement Officer
Jessica L Lucas
Phone: 610-865-7083