Are you in the market for a new septic system? Whether you’re purchasing a new house or looking to upgrade your current system in PA, septic regulations are important to consider before you purchase. While regulations can sometimes be confusing, they are vital for protecting our drinking water from contamination and the general public from dangerous infections or diseases. Adhere to the PA septic system law to ensure you and your neighbors always have access to safe, clean drinking water.
PA Septic Regulations: What You Need to Know
If you’re a Pennsylvania homeowner, there is a proper protocol when it comes to the repair, installation, and in certain cases, septic system abandonment. In order to protect the environment and your fellow residents, and protect yourself from fines or litigation, you must meet all PA septic regulations.
Those regulations vary between municipalities, especially in regards to where the permit is obtained. In most cases a permit is pulled from a local municipality, but sometimes counties (like Bucks and Chester) have their own health departments to distribute permits. Either way, these are the steps leading up to installation:
- Step 1: Soil Testing
- Step 2: Plan & Design
- Step 3: Obtain Permit
- Step 4: Installation
The installation process is just the beginning. Once you’ve safely installed a new septic system, it’s important to manage and maintain your system to prevent polluting your drinking water and areas of land in your community.
Trust a Professional like Tri-County Water Services
When installing a new septic tank or repairing an existing system, the quickest and securest way to ensure compliance with all PA septic regulations is to find a licensed professional to complete the job. At Tri-County Water, we have over 18 years of experience in installing and maintaining septic and sewer systems. Our goal is to make the process simple for you, and we’re ready to ensure your water is always safe, fresh, and delicious.
Let us walk you through the process and explain all the ins and outs of septic regulations in your county. Contact us today to get started!