DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Septic tanks and sewer systems. Provides that the Indiana department of environmental management (IDEM) may not require a county to join or form a regional sewage district to provide sewer service to an unincorporated area of the county unless IDEM determines that the population density of the unincorporated area exceeds the minimum population density at which property owners in an unincorporated area of the county may be required to discontinue use of private sewage disposal systems. Requires the legislative body of a county that contains unincorporated areas to adopt an ordinance establishing the minimum population density at which property owners in an unincorporated area of the county may be required to discontinue use of private sewage disposal systems. Provides that a regional sewage district may not require a property owner to connect to a sewer system if the property is: (1) located in an unincorporated area; and (2) served by a private sewage disposal system that is functioning satisfactorily. Requires a health officer to obtain probable cause before ordering the abatement of unlawful conditions that transmit, generate, or promote disease. Specifies certain appurtenances to which a county ordinance imposing building standards on buildings, structures, and appurtenances does not apply.