Geology

Susceptibility to Groundwater Contamination in Scott County


How Might This Affect Me?


A septic compliance inspection may be required if you apply for a building permit or when you are selling your home.  if your septic system is determined to be non-compliant for any reason, you likely will be required to replace it. 

To discover how much time you have to replace the failing system, simply look at the map below, and determine the zone of susceptibility to groundwater contamination in which your home is located. Then study our table. Based upon the rating of susceptibility to ground water contamination in which your home is located, and the reason why your septic system is found to be non-complying, you can determine how long you have to upgrade or replace your septic system and bring it into compliance. If you find that your septic system does need to be replaced, view a free list of ISTS - Septic Professionals that are licensed by the State to design and/or install your new septic system.

Note


Most non-complying systems will not need to be replaced immediately, because the majority of Scott County is located in the low susceptibility area. Also, if there are records available regarding the existing septic system, a compliance inspection may not be necessary. This would probably be the case with over half of the systems in Scott County. Please contact Scott County Environmental Health for more information at 952-496-8475.

Related Documents

Scott County Ground Water Susceptibility Map