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The first step is to hire a State of New Hampshire Licensed Septic System Designer. He or she will contact the Health Department to schedule a test pit to determine if the system can be replaced in kind or if a new system needs to be designed.
It is recommended that the tank be pumped every 2 to 3 years.
The rules and regulations established by the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, Subsurface Bureau, and the Water Resource Management Bureau form a part of Salem Chapter 253 - Sewage Disposal Systems and Wells. A copy of the local regulations may be obtained at Town Hall or through the website. Permits must be obtained from the Health Department. Applicable State Regulations must be obtained through the appropriate State Department.
For Septic System Designs, the homeowner shall:
For Septic System Installation, the homeowner shall: