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Well & Septic Permits

For most dwellings and other structures with indoor plumbing that are located in areas outside of towns and cities, both water and sewer utilities are typically private.  These private utilities are referred to as well and septic systems.  SSC performs Site & Soil Evaluations, then prepares Well and Septic Permit packages for a variety of rural development projects, including (but not limited to) residential development, accessory dwelling development, garage apartments, etc.  SSC also works with Professional Engineers to provide septic systems designs for commercial projects.  A septic system design is based on the proposed specifications of the structure, in conjunction with the percolation rate of the soil and site conditions.
SSC can produce permit packages individually for septic systems where a well is not needed, such as for a dwelling that will be constructed within a subdivision that is supplied by public water utilities, or for the expansion of an existing septic system when an addition is proposed for an existing residence.  Individual well permit packages can be prepared for replacement wells, agricultural wells, etc.  SSC personnel meet with the owner or representative to identify a well location that meets their needs and ensures the site will meet the regulatory setback distances.  All well and septic permit packages are submitted to the local Health Department for review and approval.  Once the Health Department has completed its review, the package is issued as a construction permit.


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