In Massachusetts, Title 5 refers to the rules and regulations for the design, construction and inspection of on-site septic systems.
A Title 5 system is a system that was installed from 1978 to present. The Title 5 code was updated in 1995. A Title 5 system consists of a set of engineering plans and a septic tank, distribution box, and soil absorption system (leaching).
Typically, any kind of cesspools or a non-engineered system that may include some Title 5 components. Cesspools are sub-standard, non-conforming septic systems that are not allowed in some towns, but allowed in others. There are special inspection procedures for cesspools including block-test and video inspection of old orange burg lines, to determine root infiltration and pipe integrity. Some cesspools can pass.
The four outcomes for a Title 5 Inspection are:
For each of these outcomes, our team can guide you to fulfill your system's needs.
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