Well & Septic Problems


Onsite Systems Problems

Wells and septic systems can have problems that result in conditions hazardous to human and environmental health. When problems occur, property owners have a responsibility to seek assistance and resolve the problem promptly. The repair and replacement of individual, onsite systems needs to occur in accordance with County and State regulations, as administered by the Department of Permitting Services.  

At times, well or septic system problems may not be apparent until the property has an inspection, as for the sale of the property. The onsite system failure can become a source of contention between the seller and the buyer in such cases, with the parties negotiating over the responsibility for resolving the problem. Propper maintenance and periodic inspections of wells and septic systems can help to avoid these situations.