Soil Suitability Assessment for On-Site Sewage Disposal
A soil-suitability assessment must be performed before a septic system can be installed.
A percolation test must be done when a Soil Suitability Assessment is performed. The percolation test result may be reported on this form.
Application for Disposal System Construction Permit
Local Boards of Health issue permits for the construction or repair of a septic system. This form may be used to apply for a permit.
Disposal System Construction Permit
Local Boards of Health may use this form to issue permits for septic-system construction or repair.
Certificate of Compliance (Title 5)
Local Boards of Health may use this form to certify that the construction or repair of a septic system meets the conditions of Title 5 and the local construction permit issued by the Board of Health authorizing the work.
Septic System Installation Checklist
Local Boards of Health may use this form to verify the completion of required steps in the installation of a septic system.
- BRP WP 63 - Disposal System Construction Permit for State or Federal Facilities
State and federal facilities must obtain approval from MassDEP for new systems, upgrade of small systems (less than 10,000 gallons per day), upgrade of large systems (10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day), which are not failing, expansion of an existing system, and pumping prior to septic tank, with or without variances pursuant to 310 CMR 15.000. Revised June 2007.
- BRP WP 64a - Approval of Tight Tank
BRP WP 64a establishes a process for MassDEP review of proposed installation of tight tanks for site-specific use. Tight tanks are used only to eliminate a failed on-site system when there is no other feasible alternative to upgrade the system in accordance with Title 5 and a sewer connection is not feasible. Revised June 2007.
- BRP WP 67 - Title 5 - Approval for Pumping Sewage Prior to Septic Tank
For a single-family dwelling designed in accordance with the provisions of 310 CMR 15.229(1) and (2), approval for pumping sewage prior to the septic tank is required only from the local approving authority; no MassDEP approval is required for such systems. However, in accordance with 310 CMR 15.229(3), all other types of facilities need MassDEP approval. Revised June 2007.
- BRP WP 58a - Approval of a Nitrogen Aggregation Loading Plan
Ensuring that the aggregation of nitrogen loading for on-site subsurface sewage disposal systems meets the provisions of Title 5 (310 CMR 15.00). Revised December 2003.