General Use

Through broad field use in Massachusetts or other states, alternative systems with Certification for General Use will provide a level of environmental protection at least equivalent to that of a conventional on-site system designed in accordance with 310 CMR 15.000 through 15.296. These systems can be used anywhere a conventional Title 5 system can be installed. The system owner is required to have inspection and testing performed as required by the approval on a regular schedule. All alternatives in other categories of approval could eventually be Certified for General Use. Contact the manufacturer for schematics of these I/A technologies.

Inspection and Sampling in Single Family Homes

Dominator Septic Tanks by Snyder Industries

Polyethylene Septic Tank, Model 41759, 41780, 41819, and 42396 by Norwesco, Inc

General Use - Alternative Aggregate

EZ Flow Polystyrene Aggregate System by Infiltrator Systems Inc.

General Use - Alternative SAS, Patented Sand Filters and Chambers

Standard Conditions for All Alternative Soil Absorption Systems

Chamber Field Drain Contactors and Recharger by Cultec, Inc.

Biodiffuser and ARC Chamber by Infiltrator Systems, Inc.

Infiltrator Chambers by Infiltrator Systems, Inc.

Eljen In-Drain System by Eljen Corporation

Simple-Septic Wastewater Treatment System by Presby Environmental

General Use - Secondary Treatment Units

Standard Conditions for Secondary Treatment Units for General Use

The Clean Solution Treatment System by Wastewater Alternatives of New England, LLC Models: 250, 250 PT, 250ST3, 250ST4, 600, 1000, 1750, 2500, 3100 and 10000

Norweco Singulair Bio-Kinetic Wastewater Treatment System General Use Approval

Piloting Use

Piloting is intended to provide field-testing and a technical demonstration to determine if a particular alternative technology can or cannot function effectively. Technology is only approved when the Department has determined, based on relevant technical data, that the proposed alternative is likely to be capable of a level of environmental protection at least equivalent to that of a system designed in accordance with 310 CMR 15.100 through 15.293. These systems are generally approved for nitrogen reduction but can be approved to evaluate reduction of other parameters. Up to 15 systems can be installed and tested for a minimum of 18 months. The system owner is required to have inspection and testing performed as required by the approval on a regular schedule throughout the Piloting period. Contact the manufacturer for schematics of these I/A technologies.

RetroFAST by Bio-Microbics Piloting Approval

Provisional Use

This category is intended to evaluate, under actual field conditions, alternative systems that appear technically capable of providing levels of protection at least equivalent to those of a standard on-site disposal system. These systems are generally approved for nitrogen reduction but can be approved to evaluate reduction of other parameters. The system owner is required to have inspection and testing performed as required by the approval on a regular schedule throughout the Provisional Use period. Up to 50 systems can be installed per technology. These systems can be installed for new construction or on remedial sites to replace a failed system. Contact the manufacturer for schematics of these I/A technologies.

Provisional Use Approval Certification Forms for Design and Installation

Remedial Use

Remedial Use-approved alternative technologies are used to improve existing conditions at a particular facility or facilities served by a failed, failing or nonconforming system. The alternative system shall have evidence of effective past performance for at least one year of general usage in another state and will provide a level of environmental protection at least of a system designed in accordance with 310 CMR 15.100 through 15.293. The alternative can be used where there is no increase in design flow at the facility. The system owner is required to have inspection and testing performed as required by the approval on a regular schedule. These systems can only be installed on remedial sites to replace a failed system. Contact the manufacturer for schematics of these I/A technologies.

Inspection and Sampling in Single Family Homes

Composting Toilets - Generic

Remedial Use - Alternative SAS, Patented Sand Filters Only

Standard Conditions for All Alternative Soil Absorption Systems

Infiltrator, Biodiffuser, Arc and Cultec Chambers

  • See under Alternative SAS General Use Approvals, above, which includes Remedial Use.

Simple-Septic Wastewater Treatment System by Presby Environmental

Remedial Use - Secondary Treatment Units

Standard Conditions for Secondary Treatment Units Approved for Remedial Use

The Clean Solution Treatment System by Wastewater Alternatives of New England, LLC

Hoot Aerobic System H (A)-Series, Inc. by Hoot Systems, LLC

Effluent Tee Filters

Effluent tee filters are approved for installation at the outlet of the septic tank in lieu of an outlet tee. When installed on a septic tank, an appropriate outlet cover must be installed and maintained at grade and the filter must be inspected and cleaned at least on an annual basis. More information about effluent filters can be found at the Barnstable County Health Department.

Flowlink Filter Baffles

GAG SIM/TECH Disposal Septic Tank Effluent Tee Filter

Norweco Bio-Kinetic Wastewater Management System Model BK 2000

OSI Effluent Filter

Polylok Model PL-68 Effluent Tee Filter

Polylok Model PL-122 Effluent Tee Filter

Polylok Model PL-525 and PL-625 Effluent Filters

Rissy Plastics, LLC Clik n' Stik Model 45

Sim/Tech Filter

Tuf-Tite Effluent Filter, Model EF-4

Tuf-Tite Effluent Filter, Model EF-6

Zabel Filtered Pump Vaults

Zabel Wastewater Effluent Filter

Zoeller Effluent Tee Filter

Zoeller Effluent Tee Filter P/N 170-0078

Expired or Inactive Technology Permits

Amphidrome Process

The Piloting Approval for Amphidrome Process expired on May 30, 2006. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.
The Provisional Approval for Amphidrome expired on June 25, 2014. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

Biocycle 525

The Remedial Use Approval for Biocycle, Inc. Biocycle 525 expired on December 30, 2004. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

Biolet XL

The General Use Approval for Biolet XL expired on January 16, 2007. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

Excel, Centrex Composting Toilets by Sun-Mar Corp.

The General Use Approval for Excel, Centrex Composting Toilets expired on January 9, 2011. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

Ecoflo Biofilter

The Remedial Use Approval for Ecoflo Biofilter expired on November 8, 2005. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

Jet J-335 Tertiary Sand Filter

The Remedial Use Approval for the JET J-335 Tertiary Sand Filter expired on November 2, 2006. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

MicroSeptec EnviroServer

The Piloting Approval for MicroSeptec Enviroserver expired on October 18, 2005. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

NITREX-PLUS by Lombardo Associates, Inc.

The Piloting Approval for MicroSeptec Enviroserver expired on February 26, 2012. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

OMNI-Cycle System

The Piloting Use Approval for the OMNI-Cycle System expired on January 16, 2014. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

OMNI Recirculating Sand Filter

The Piloting Use Approval for the OMNI Recirculating Sand Filter System expired on April 4, 2010. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

Orenco High-Rate Intermittent Sand Filter

The Remedial Use Approval for the Saneco Orenco High-Rate Intermittent Sand Filter expired on November 2, 2003. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

SepTech/Pirana System (formerly Aquaworx Remediator)

The General Use Approval for the Pirana System expired on August 21, 2013. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.

Singulair 960 NR, Models 500, 750, 1000, 1250 and 1500 treatment system by Siegmund Environmental Services, Inc.

The Provisional Use Approval for this technology has expired and the company has not submitted a renewal application.

ZenoGem/Cycle-Let

The Provisional Use Approval for the Zenon ZenoGem/Cycle-Let expired on August 6, 2003. The company has not submitted a renewal application for this technology.