What is a soil approval area?

An approval area is an area defined during the soil evaluation for the location of an on-site sewage system. The approval area includes room for the current drainfield and future expansion or replacement. It is important that this area be preserved and it is highly recommended that this area be staked or flagged if you do not intend to build right away.

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1. Why do I need a soil evaluation?
2. Is a soil evaluation the same as having a "perk" test performed?
3. What do I need to do to have a soil evaluation performed?
4. How is the soil evaluation scheduled?
5. How is the soil evaluation performed, and what is the Sanitarian looking for during the evaluation?
6. Who determines the location for the test holes / sewage system?
7. Who needs to be present at the soil evaluation?
8. How long will a soil evaluation take?
9. What is a soil approval area?
10. How long is a soil evaluation valid?
11. What happens after the soil evaluation is completed?