Septic & Well
Septic Systems & Wells
The first step involved with installing a septic system or a well is to contact a professional civil engineer or a registered sanitarian to draft a septic system and/or well; a licensed septic installer should also be contacted. The Board of Health Office keeps a List of licensed installers and is available upon request. Septic Installers may apply to become a licensed installer in Ashland utilizing the Septic Installer Permit Application.
If the land to be used has not been tested for groundwater or soil conditions, then soil tests are to be arranged with the engineer and the Board of Health Department. Soil testing is only allowed from March 15 through April 30 of each year for groundwater testing, and these observations have to be applied for by March 13 of each year or as otherwise approved by the Board of Health. Soil Test Applications shall be submitted to the Board of Health Office, together with a Trench Permit Application.
All the necessary permits may be obtained from the Ashland Board of Health. The Application for Disposal System Construction Permit shall be submitted to the Board of Health, by the engineer. The Application for a Well may be submitted to the Ashland Board of Health office. All proper fees are to be paid at the time of application. The Fee Schedule may be found Here.
Once the plans are approved by the Ashland Board of Health, a copy of the plans is submitted to the Building Department, and the owner's copy can be obtained at the Ashland Board of Health office.
Copies of the Ashland Regulations for Septic Systems and Ashland Well Regulations should be obtained for reference and used as a supplement to these guidelines outlined below.
Caring for your Septic System
READ MORE ABOUT CARING FOR YOUR SEPTIC SYSTEM HERE.
Protect Your Family, Water Quality Testing
LEARN MORE ABOUT WATER QUALITY TESTING FOR PRIVATE WELLS HERE.
Private Well Guidelines
LEARN MORE ABOUT PRIVATE WELL GUIDELINES HERE.