NEED A SITE EVALUATION PERFORMED?
If you would like MCCHD to perform the site evaluation, the first step is to fill out a Site Evaluation Application. A sanitarian will contact you to schedule the evaluation once the application is received.
Alternatively, you can hire an outside Approved Site Evaluator to conduct the site evaluation. Contact information is available on our Public Approved Site Evaluator List.
WANT TO BECOME AN APPROVED SITE EVALUATOR?
Please reference the following materials:
Percolation Tests ("Perc Tests")
Percolation tests are not always required. Information gathered from the site evaluation will determine whether they are are required. The Health Department does not perform this service.
Ground Water Monitoring
Groundwater monitoring may be required to determine if your site is suitable for a system. Information gathered during the site evaluation combined with surrounding hydrological and hydrogeological data will be used in determining whether groundwater must be monitored for your site.
Groundwater monitoring measures the high seasonal groundwater level starting in April of each year. The monitoring results are used to ensure that effluent will have the opportunity for adequate treatment before reaching drinking water. It is also used to make sure that a system will not be placed directly in groundwater, which can result in system failure and drinking water contamination.
If you know you need to have the groundwater monitored at your site, the next step is to fill out an Ground Water Monitoring Application.