Septic Site Evaluation

Septic Site Evaluation and permitting is for property that is of record and it is desirous to obtain a septic permit or septic replacement permit. It involves many of the same requirements of Montana Department of Environmental Quality review, but includes specific to house plans, number of bedrooms, and is very specific to a particular site.

Septic Site Evaluation and permitting is for property that is of record and it is desirous to obtain a septic permit or septic replacement permit.  The Evaluation includes field work to determine the locations of property lines, buildings, wells, streams or other sources of surface waters, the digging of test hole of 8’ deep to determine soils lithology, evidence of ground waters. Water samples of on site or nearby wells to determine background nitrate or in some cases bacterial evidence.

Topographic mapping may be required to assist in the design process. We may be able to use existing information for the topographic map. If not applicable we may employ our drone flights or conventional ground surveys to determine the earth surface to create a topographic map.

This field gathered information as well as any existing COSA will assist us to design for permit purposes for a new or replacement septic system. The Regulations will have setback distances from boundary lines, buildings or wells, or other septic systems and drain fields. We facilitate the designing systems that can fulfill all setback requirements and soil conditions. This includes, soils identification to determine the ability of absorbing fluids, any limiting structure (bed rock, or other impervious materials, evidence of ground water is considered). The proximity to bodies of water are rigorously reviewed to insure the system will not degrade the State waterways. If the source of affluent is a “new or increased” as in an addition of bedroom, or maybe the addition of a guest house on the property non dedegration of adjacent surface waters is considered, this is a review of the effects of the new system normally the concerns are nitrate migration and acclamation. Phosphate breakouts to surface waters, in some congested instances even viral migration is considered in the design and implementation of septic systems.

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