(A)   Minimum requirements. Preparation of the soil treatment area shall be conducted only when the soil is dry. Site preparation shall be conducted under the supervision of the licensed installation contractor.
   (B)   Mowing. All sites shall be mowed to as close to the ground surface as is practical, and shall be cleared of brush. The mowed and cut material shall be removed without the use of machinery.
   (C)   Tree removal. Removal of trees shall be accomplished by cutting as close to the ground surface as is practical. Stumps may be removed by grinding or cutting, but shall not be uprooted.
   (D)   Plow. Sites approved for onsite wastewater treatment system types 4 and 5, and where applicable, drip distribution and trench systems, shall be plowed prior to the placement of fill, gravel, or distribution piping as follows:
      (1)   Equipment. Equipment shall be a chisel plow or an implement designed for use with a skid-loader or backhoe that performs similarly to an agricultural chisel plow. The use of a frost tooth plow is prohibited.
      (2)   Contour. Plowing shall be performed parallel to the site contour.
      (3)   Depth. Plowing shall be performed to break the consistency of the sod to a depth of six to eight inches, unless an increased depth is needed to break the consistency and massive structure described in § 171.088(A).
      (4)   Protection. Once plowed, the site shall not be graded or smoothed, and shall be protected from precipitation or construction activity.
         (a)   Precipitation. If precipitation falls upon a plowed area, the placement of fill or gravel shall not occur until the soil is dry. The Health Officer shall determine if it is necessary to re-plow the soil after it has dried.
(Ord. [Bd of Health Ord., Art. V], passed 11-12-1996; Ord. [Bd of Health Ord., Art. V], passed 11-12-2013)