Why do we need this program?

Nearly half of the septic systems in the county have reached their service life expectancy, and studies show that drinking water quality and availability are decreasing. Inspections over the first 18 months of the program revealed:

  • 18% of the septic systems inspected were failing or inadequate
  • One out of every 18 septic systems (5.5%) had an illicit discharge
  • 15% of the wells inspected did not have adequate protection against contaminants
  • One out of every 7 wells tested (14%) showed chemical or bacterial contamination

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1. When did this program start?
2. What does this regulation require?
3. Why do we need this program?
4. What does this mean to homeowners who want to sell their property?
5. Must all systems be brought up to current standards?
6. Are there any exceptions to this regulation?
7. Does this program delay home sales?
8. How can I sell a house before repairs are completed?
9. How are these inspections accomplished?
10. What does this program cost?
11. When can I expect the results?