Your local contact could possibly be
in diferent areas of the local government depending on
where you live. In some areas of the country the county government oversee the plan and
installation of the septic system. In most areas though the governing body in charge of septic systems
is the Health Department. Although they are the governing body over the installation you can get a
great deal of information from your local septic system installer.
There is also a chance that an approved septic
system installer could get something approved for
you that you would not be able to get approved on your own. Trades people of most trades are
required to study the code requirements to maintain their lisence, and I know from personal experience
that you can discuss the situation and persuade an inspector if you know exactly what you are talking
about. The key is to never argue but to have them to teach you why because you understand it
diffrently, NEVER ARGUE - YOU WILL LOSE!
Many people feel that needing approval of a
government agency is an intrusion on their rights as
land owners. Not really because there are documented cases of people placing their septic systems too
close to a water table and the sewage ends up in their well water or their neighbors. always let the
experience and education of the health department help you prevent future problems that always cost
more in the long run.