POWTS, formerly called septic systems and holding tanks, are used for waste disposal systems in Fond du Lac County in the areas which do not have a public sewer system. Fond du Lac County administers a program using guidelines and mandates set forth in the Fond du Lac County POWTS Ordinance - Chapter 58 and Wisconsin Administrative Code SPS 381-387. The purpose of the program is to protect our natural resources and to prevent human health hazards with proper construction and maintenance of POWTS.
Fond du Lac County also administers the Wisconsin Fund Program. This is a grant program funded by the State of Wisconsin and administered through the Code Enforcement Office for the rehabilitation of failing POWTS.