Replacement Sewage System Evaluations

Applying for a site evaluation is the first step in obtaining a permit to replace a failing on-site sewage system. Once an application has been submitted, a sanitarian will visit the proposed site to determine a suitable system replacement based on the requirements of the sanitary code.  Issues considered and examined during a site evaluation include:

Septic Cover

  • 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
  • Existing development on adjacent lots

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