(A) A septic permit shall be required prior to the installation or modification of any wastewater treatment system. The term modification shall include any repair that requires the relocation or replacement of any drainfield or septic tank.
(B) The applicant shall:
(1) Contact a professional engineer and provide the following information: name; address; phone; contractor; general location of the property; legal description; number of bedrooms; garbage disposal; water softener; and any additional information requested by the engineer. For a commercial facility, the applicant shall provide the following information to the engineer: name; address; phone; contractor; general location of the property; legal description; type of facility; maximum number of employees; maximum capacity; number of hand washing sinks; toilets; urinals; showers and baths; washing machines; cafeterias; kitchens; service bays; and any additional information as requested by the engineer;
(2) Hire a state certified installer to install or modify the system;
(3) The engineer, installer, property owner, and/or the builder shall do an on-site evaluation to determine the best location for the septic tank and the drain field;
(4) Percolation tests in the proposed drain field area shall be done under the supervision of either the engineer or a state certified installer approved by the engineer. The engineer should require a soil profile;
(5) After the engineer has evaluated the percolation test data and/or soil profile, the engineer shall design the septic system. The installer shall install the system per the engineer’s design and specifications. For a commercial facility or where a septic system is serving more than one residence, the engineer’s design shall be provided to DENR for a review and approval;
(6) A building permit for a residential dwelling or a commercial facility requiring a wastewater treatment system shall not be issued until a professional engineer has designed the system; and
(7) When the installation of the system is complete, the installer shall contact the engineer no less than 12 hours in advance for inspection of the system. The system shall not be covered until the inspection is complete.
(Ord. 14-01, passed 6-6-2014, Ch. 9, § 1.8)