The Electronic Safety and Licensing Application (eSLA) is now live for POWTS Plan Review. Customers must use eSLA to submit plan reviews/permits, as well as search the Public Lookup for this program area.
Visit esla.wi.gov to get started, or go to the
Customer Information page for instructions on first-time login.
The Division of Industry Services (DIS) Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) Program protects public health and the waters of the state by regulating onsite wastewater treatment and recycling systems, and by promoting the use of the best available technology to provide onsite sewage treatment system solutions for property owners.
DIS coordinates with local certified municipalities and counties which provide plan review for certain types of installations. ITo become a ldelegated agent, please visit the Delegated Agents page.
POWTS Continuing Education
The POWTS program is offering a monthly POWTS Update via Zoom. Each update will provide one hour of continuing education credit for certain POWTS credentials. They will be free to attend but you must pre-register so you will receive a link to the meeting. The updates will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM.
Register online here: https://bookwhen.com/wipowts
Wisconsin Fund is a program that provides grants to homeowners and small commercial businesses to help offset a portion of the cost for the repair, rehabilitation, or replacement of existing
Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS). Eligibility is based upon several criteria, including household income and age of the structure. 67 of Wisconsin's 72 counties, the City of Franklin, and the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin participate in the program. County government officials assist interested individuals in determining eligibility and in preparation of grant applications. See the
Wisconsin Fund page for more information.
Start at the
Plan Review page for information about the types of plan reviews required and how to submit electronically. Also check the
Delegated Agent List to see if you can submit your plan review to the local municipality in lieu of DIS.
Plan Which Can Only Be Submitted to DIS
- POWTS owned by the State; facilities owned by the State and served by POWTS.
- POWTS that will not completely utilize a component manual or approved plumbing products; designs which do not utilize an approved component manual (called "Individual Site Designs"); and experiments.
Plans Which Can Be Submitted to DIS or a Designated Agent
- POWTS that are completely designed according to a component manual or are approved plumbing products. Designs which do not utilize an approved component manual are called "Individual Site Designs."
- Holding tanks that have a product approval and comply with a component manual.
Plans Which Should Be Submitted to the Local Government Unit
- POWTS that serve a single one- or two-family dwelling utilizing an approved component manual and gravity distribution to an in-ground distribution cell.
Visit Public Lookup on eSLA to find approvals for plumbing products.
Counties have the primary responsibility to inspect POWTS, with the exception of state-owned projects.
SBD-6153|| Sanitary Permit Submittal Summary |
|SBD-6499||Sanitary Permit Card can be ordered from the
Green Bay Office|
|Sanitary Permit Application (Submit to County) (PDF)|
Sanitary Permit Application (Submit to County) (Word)
SBD-6412||Soil Saturation Determination Report|
|SBD-6710||POWTS Inspection Report|
SBD-7987||Soil Saturation Determination Report (Hydrograph Method)|
|Soil and Site Evaluation Report (PDF)|
Soil and Site Evaluation Report (Word)
|POWTS Application for Review (PDF)|
POWTS Application for Review (fill-in)
Online Application for Review via eSLA
SBD-10842||Application for Registration of Privies Serving State-Owned Facilities|
SBD-9890X||Application for Review, Petition for Variance|
|SBD6154||Application for Plumbing Review|