Frequently Asked Questions


Septic Systems and the Maine Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Rules.

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  1. How do I find a copy of my septic system's design?  View answer.
  2. How do I know if I need a soil test?  View answer.
  3. How do I know if I need a septic system permit?  View answer.
  4. The design my Site Evaluator gave me will be expensive to install. Can I install a holding tank instead?  View answer.
  5. I bought my undeveloped lot many years ago, and it recently failed a site evaluation. Is my lot "grandfathered" for a septic system because of the length of time I have owned it?  View answer.
  6. If my undeveloped lot fails a site evaluation, is there some form of advanced treatment unit that I can install instead of a conventional system?  View answer.
  7. If my undeveloped waterfront lot fails a site evaluation, can I install fill soils to create a suitable site?  View answer.
  8. My existing septic system has failed. What should I do?  View answer.
  9. My existing septic system has failed. What happens if my lot does not pass a site evaluation?  View answer.
  10. I cannot afford the cost of installing a replacement system. Is there help available?  View answer.