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Even with proper maintenance, a septic system can fail and/or malfunction. A malfunctioning system includes a system that is causing a nuisance or is not operating in compliance with the State and Town regulations. By recognizing the signs early, potential failures, along with environmental hazards and financial woes, can be minimized. Below are some key factors in recognizing a malfunctioning system.
One. The Town is currently working with the property owner on replacement of their system. Since the system was determined to be failing, the property owner has worked to keep the tanks pumped out to prevent water surfacing. This mitigation strategy may be used temporarily for septic systems until they can be replaced.
The Town understands the burden replacing a septic system can place on property owners. The Town’s policy is to work with property owners on a strategy to first mitigate any public health concerns while looking for a permanent solution. In an effort to eliminate any immediate health concern, an owner may be allowed to have the system pumped until it can be repaired or replaced. The Town can provide a list of registered septic contractors that the property owner can contact for quotes for replacement.
An owner may make necessary repairs at any time. If the septic system has failed, the owner will be required to connect to the sewer line.
No. An owner may use, repair, and replace the septic system as necessary.
The Town recommends that you obtain multiple estimates from qualified contractors. Each situation will be different, but you can plan on the cost to properly abandon a septic system to range between $1,000 - $2,000.
Without specific details of your circumstances, it’s extremely difficult to provide an estimated cost, and the Town recommends that you obtain multiple estimates from qualified contractors. Each situation will be different, but you can plan on the cost to extend a public sewer system to range between $50 to $120 per linear foot. Cost estimates will increase with bores, the addition of manholes, and addressing unforeseen conflicts that may be present in the Town’s right-of-way.
Without specific details of your circumstances, it’s extremely difficult to provide an estimated cost, and the Town recommends that you obtain multiple estimates from qualified contractors. The Town reached out to plumbers to obtain a general ballpark estimate, and you can expect the cost to range between $200 to $400 per liner foot. Cost estimates will fluctuate based on where the private sewer line must connect to your home, the depth of the Town’s sewer line in the right-of-way, and any unforeseen conflicts in your yard. The Town maintains a list of registered contractors where you can search for plumbers that can provide cost estimates specific to your situation.
Aside from the private costs to abandon the septic system and install the private plumbing from the house to the Town’s sewer system, there is also a $467 impact fee.