Raw Land/Building Site Evaluations

A building site evaluation is the first step in determining if a parcel of land without access to municipal wastewater services can be considered for an on-site septic system. Commercial or raw land evaluations deal with sewage suitability and water supply. After an application has been made for an evaluation, a sanitarian will visit the proposed site to determine if the conditions on the site meet the requirements of the sanitary code. Issues considered and examined during the evaluation include:

  • Soil type and permeability
  • Depth to seasonal high water table
  • Slope
  • Horizontal separation distance from wells, surface waters, property lines.
  • Amount of suitable area available
  • Area hydrogeology
  • Runoff patterns
  • Proposed land use
  • Easements, right-of-ways, & building setbacks
  • Location of buried utilities and other site improvements
  • New development site verses repair site

Listed below are relevant forms and applications for land and building site evaluations: