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What is the process for getting a vacant lot evaluated for an on-site sewage disposal system?

Apply for a Site Evaluation and pay the required fee. Prepare the site for the evaluation by providing two profile holes measuring 2 feet wide 4 feet long with a slant and 5 feet deep in the area where you will install the initial and expansion septic systems. Be sure to secure the holes if they are going to be left open for any length of time. After the site is evaluated you will receive a written site evaluation report. Be sure to cover the profile holes. The time it takes between the time you apply and the time you receive a report vary depending on many factors including weather, time of year, building activity etc. The time has varied from 2 weeks to up to 6 weeks.