Step Outline for Title 5 Septic Plan:
Research is done at the Registry of Deeds in Barnstable for
applicable deeds and surveyed plot plans.
A survey crew is sent to the property to locate,
as necessary, lot boundaries, structures, roadways, topography, existing
wells and sewage (on locus and also on abutting properties), wetlands,
and other relevant information.
Once field work is completed, the information
will be computed and drafted into a site plan. A suitable location
for the Title 5 System is then determined. The client's preference
for the location of the system can be implemented if options exist
and code requirements can still be met.
and Soil Test
With an area for the proposed septic determined,
soil testing is required in this location. The soil test consists
of digging a minimum of two (2) holes, approximately 10'-15' deep,
with either a backhoe or excavator. A soil profile is taken and a
percolation test is performed. The results of these tests dictate
the type and size of the system. The holes are then filled in and
roughly graded over. We are not responsible for returning the grounds
to their original condition. If unsuitable soil conditions are found,
more testing may be necessary, resulting in additional billing. These
third party charges, paid by FELCO,
will be billed accordingly as they pertain to your project.
The system is then designed to meet the proposed
or existing dwelling water usage. The site plan with the septic system
location, topography, cross-section view of septic components to be
used, design calculations, and soil tests are then incorporated into
a "Title 5 Site and Sewage Plan".
A copy of the final plan will be given to the
owner for review and comment. Upon receipt of payment, copies of the
plan will be distributed to septic system contractors of your choice
for bidding purposes. The septic system contractor will submit the
Plan to the Board of Health and obtain the installation permit.
In many cases it is necessary to stake the
locations of the septic components, wells, and foundations on the
locus property. FELCO,
recommends staking whenever minimum setback distances are critical.
5 Regulations require the Designer to certify that the septic system
was installed in accordance with the approved Septic System Plan.
A "Certificate of Compliance Letter" is then sent to the Board of
Health certifying the installation. An "As-Built Plan", detailing
actual locations, is required in certain towns.