Liquid Waste ProgramSeptic Approval ProcedureThe following general procedure will apply to all sewage disposal systems, both standard and special design: I. Application for building permit will be taken at the Building Division - Permit Center. II. The application will be sent to the Planning Division for approval. III. The application will then be sent to the Environmental Health Division for approval. IV. Prior to approval by the Environmental Health Division, all of the following data must be provided: A. If the dwelling is served by an individual well or spring, a current well production report is required, accompanied by a plot plan signed by a licensed well driller.
B. The percolation rate must be established by a percolation test performed on the parcel either by an individual percolation test, an accepted subdivision percolation rate, or by a percolation test performed for a parcel map. A registered civil engineer, geologist or registered environmental health specialist must do this test.
C. The soil profile within the proposed septic system area must be evaluated by a registered civil engineer, geologist or registered environmental health specialist.
D. Four legible copies of the sewage disposal system design, no larger than 8-1/2 x 14 ", nor smaller than 8-1/2 x 11', showing the following information on a scale of 1" = 50' or larger:
E. If any of the above data is not provided, approval will be withheld pending the submission of the necessary data. F. The Environmental Health Division may conduct an on-site inspection. This would require that the property be staked: four comers of the house, septic tank and leach lines. G. Upon approval by the Environmental Health Division, the approval will be entered into the "permits system" computer, and upon issuance of the permit an "approval packet" containing approved plot plans and septic inspections instructions, will be given to the owner/applicant. A copy of the approved Building permits application will be returned to the Building Department. H. The Environmental Health Division will inspect all sewage disposal systems. I. Leave septic tank and all trenches and tight lines uncovered for inspection