What does a maintenance inspection include and how much will it cost?
Maintenance inspections will be required once every two years for most residences. It will include measuring the depth of sludge and scum in the septic tank, and checking to make sure the baffles are in place. If the tank is overly full of sludge due to heavy use or a lack of pumping, the drainfield will also need to be inspected. The inspection will also include reporting of a surface discharge. Costs will vary depending on access to the septic tank. If access is available through an inspection pipe, the cost should be less than the cost of pumping.

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1. What is a compliance inspection?
2. What is a failing system?
3. When is a compliance inspection required?
4. Does Scott County require a compliance inspection whenever a home is bought or sold?
5. When does the Scott County Zoning Ordinance cause a septic system to be reviewed?
6. If a system is found to be “failing” when must it be repaired or replaced?
7. Will the County require replacement of a failing system if it is located in an area proposed for City Sewer?
8. If a system is relatively new, will the system still need a compliance inspection?
9. How long is a compliance inspection valid?
10. How long should an individual sewage treatment system last?
11. How much does a new system cost?
12. If my ISTS is failing, will I need to replace it with a mound?
13. Does the County require all systems to be inspected and fixed?
14. Will the County’s required maintenance inspection program result in discovery of failing systems?
15. How often must my septic tank be pumped?
16. What does a maintenance inspection include and how much will it cost?