Susceptibility to Groundwater Contamination in Scott County How Might This Affect Me?
When a building permit is applied for, and no information is on file regarding the existing septic system, a compliance inspection will be needed unless the applicant is willing to admit that their septic system is not in compliance (if the system is discharging, or contains a cesspool). If your septic system is determined to be non-complying for any reason, it will need to be upgraded or replaced.
To discover how much time you have to replace the failing system, simply look at the map above, and determine the zone of susceptibility to groundwater contamination in which your home is located. Then study our table. Based upon the rating of susceptibility to ground water contamination in which your home is located, and the reason why your septic system is found to be non-complying, you can determine how long you have to upgrade or replace your septic system and bring it into compliance. If you find that your septic system does need to be replaced, view a free list of ISTS - Septic Professionals that are licensed by the State to design and/or install your new septic system.
Most non-complying systems will not need to be replaced immediately, because the majority of Scott County is located in the low susceptibility area. Also, if there are records available regarding the existing septic system, a compliance inspection may not be necessary. This would probably be the case with over half of the systems in Scott County. Please contact Scott County Environmental Health for more information at 952-496-8475.