Existing On-Site Sewage Systems are Not “Grandfathered.” All modifications to the existing On-Site Sewage Facility require a new permit and approval process, including the relocation of sprinklers or adding lines. The submission of a completely new design, permit application, and the associated fee is required prior to modifications.
There are several steps when applying for an On-Site Sewage Facility Application Permit.
Obtain a copy of the survey or plat of the property. This document should note all boundary easements and rights-of-way. The property should contain at least one (1) acre for a well and septic system. If the property is smaller than one acre and was platted or subdivided before 1988 a professional design must be obtained from a Professional Engineer or Registered Sanitarian.
Determine the proposed location of the home, septic system, and water well. Also, include any other improvements to be made to the property (pool, barn, etc.). All existing or proposed structures must be identified.
Obtain a soil and site evaluation of the property determining the soil suitability, setback requirements, and system selection. A Professional Engineer or State Registered Site Evaluator must conduct the site evaluation.
After the site evaluation is completed, a Professional Engineer or Registered Sanitarian must design the septic system. The Design or Planning Material must be drawn “To Scale.”