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BLOUNT COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT
DEFINITIONS OF SERVICES
Septic Permits (Layouts) - Requests for a new installation of a subsurface sewage disposal system, usually in regards to new construction.
Final Layouts - The final inspection of all septic systems (this includes all new systems, repairs to existing systems, and modifications to existing systems).
Site Evaluations - Requests for an Environmentalist to evaluate (site visit) a property based on particular requests (regarding: dwelling type and size, location of structure, swimming pool installation, addition of structures, etc.) from and individual to determine if appropriate area is available for the septic system.
Water Samples - A water analysis taken from the water source and tested for presence of bacteria only.
Inspection Letters - A letter which is usually requested by realtors, mortgage lenders, home buyers, etc.. This letter provides information as to the current operation of the septic system at a particular address.
Certificate of Verification - This Certificate issued in a situation where the septic system is already existing and a new home is being connected into the established system. The local Electrical Authority may request this certificate in order to establish or re-establish power at a particular location.
Repair Request - Request to have repairs made to existing septic systems. The Environmentalist will make a site visit to determine the problem and draw a septic layout for repair.
Complaints - Site visits to reported areas where a septic system may be failing, illegal disbursement of sewage, or sewage outcropping on ground surface. Complaints often lead to repairs and/or notice of violations, which prompt the owner(s) to correct the problem(s) within thirty (30) days.
Subdivision Evaluations - Evaluation(s) of property being subdivided into lots or relocation of existing lot lines.
The Septic Tank Ten Commandments
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