Septic Services Septic Installation Title V Inspections F.A.Q.
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We provide our services to the following Massachusetts towns:

  • Attleboro
  • Bellingham
  • Dedham
  • Dover
  • Easton
  • Foxboro
  • Franklin
  • Holliston
  • Mansfield
  • Medfield
  • Medway
  • Millis
  • Needham
  • Norfolk
  • Norton
  • Norwood
  • Plainville
  • Sharon
  • Sherborn
  • Stoughton
  • Taunton
  • Walpole
  • Westwood
  • Wrentham

Frequently Asked Questions
about Septic Systems

  1. How does a septic system work?
  2. How is a septic system maintained?
  3. How often should a septic system be pumped?
  4. Why should a riser be installed on a septic system?
  5. When are on-site septic system inspections required?
  6. Is the buyer or the seller responsible when a septic system fails and needs to be replaced?
  7. For how long does a septic system inspection remain valid?
  8. How do I have my septic system inspected if I am selling the property in the middle of the winter?
  9. What is included in a septic system inspection?
  10. Who arranges for the Title V inspection?
  11. Where are inspection results sent?
  12. Does the buyer of the property receive a copy of the completed inspection form?
  13. When would a system qualify for a conditional pass?
  14. I'm selling my home and the septic system has failed the Title V inspection. If I decide not to sell as a result, am I still obligated to repair the system?
  15. On a recent inspection, my septic system did not pass. In addition, I have a drain for my washing machine grey water that goes through 300 feet of crushed stone. The Inspector told me that I must tie this drain into my septic system. Is this necessary?
  16. Does a septic system have to be dug up for an inspection?
  17. What happens if all of the system components cannot be inspected thoroughly?
  18. Who is responsible if a system passes inspection before a property transfer, but fails soon after that?
  19. What is a voluntary inspection?
  20. Is an inspection required for new construction?
  21. Are there special inspection requirements for condominiums?
  22. I am transferring my property to a family member. Do I need an inspection?
This FAQ was compiled with information from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protectionís Web page on Septic Systems and Title V. For more detailed information, visit: www.mass.gov/dep/water/wastewater/faqsprop.htm