What is an OSSF (On-Site Sewage Facility)?
This is the term used when referring to "septic systems".
What is a Registered Professional Sanitarian?
A Registered Sanitarian is qualified to design all "Non-Conventional
What is a State Licensed Site Evaluator?
A site evaluation must be performed on every tract of land where a septic system will be installed. Only a state licensed "Site Evaluator" can submit a site evaluation to the local regulating authority. Site evaluation criteria includes the following:
A septic design cannot be approved without a complete site evaluation.
What is a State Licensed Septic Installer?
Any individual who constructs any part of a septic system shall hold a current "Installer" license issued by the state. Single family residence homeowners may install or repair their own systems without being a registered installer. However, they may not compensate anyone for doing any part of the job (such as digging trenches) unless that individual is a licensed installer (only a licensed electrician may be employed). This exception to being a registered installer does not apply to owners developing the property for sale or lease.
Why would a non-standard septic system be required?
What do I need to do to get started?
In order to purchase your septic permit, you must first have a survey or plat of the property and a deed or tax record showing whom the landowner is. · In order to design a septic system for your property, the designer will need a copy of the survey or plat of the property. · In addition to the survey or plat of the property, 2 backhoe pits must be excavated at opposite ends of the proposed disposal area (drainfield / leach field) to determine the characteristics of the soil.
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