Subsurface Sewage Disposal

Almost one-third of CT's population is served by subsurface sewage disposal (septic systems). Find almost everything you wanted to know about septic systems at the Dept. of Public Health's Environmental Engineering - Subsurface Sewage page. Scroll down to see the DPH Code Advisory links; the HBRACT has two representatives on the DPH Code Advisory Committee.

See list of Approved Non-Concrete Septic Tanks.

See DPH 1-19-16 memo regarding March 2016 for Minimum Leaching System Spread training.

Updated Technical Standards become effective Jan. 1, 2015.  See the DPH Circular Letter EHS #2014-48, with links to the Standards and list of Seminars in 2015.

Check with your land use or environmental counsel for any updates to laws and regulations.

Archived Information:

The CT Developers Council planned a workshop for council members on advanced and alternative subsurface treatment systems for early 2014.  Council members can request any materials that were made available at that workshop.
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