TDEC Digitizes Septic System Files in Robertson County; First in State

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 8:51am

As of March 1, all files relating to septic system records in Robertson County are available to the public online. This digitization project is part of a statewide customer service enhancement plan by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) to eventually transfer septic system documents across the state to an online platform.

“This new digital system will not only allow the public to search for files at their own convenience, but it will also allow TDEC technical staff to spend more time and energy responding to customers in the field, ensuring our state’s groundwater is safe and clean,” said Tisha Calabrese-Benton, Director of TDEC’s Division of Water Resources.

The Robertson County project consisted of transferring 70 cubic feet of files, in 26 file cabinets, to online documents. Prior to digital access, customers seeking records had to visit a county office to obtain copies. These documents are in high demand by the public and are used frequently in property transactions.

“This is an enormous technological step forward for our citizens to easily access groundwater files online,” said Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley. “This will facilitate better planning, preparation and construction methods for decades to come. We are honored to be the first community to have this resource at our fingertips and are grateful to TDEC for their vision for the future.”

Septic system files for Robertson County can now be accessed through a searchable database at the following website: https://tdec.tn.gov/septic, labeled “Septic Systems Records Search”. The next County currently going through the digitization process is Wilson County.