Replacing Failed or Failing Septic Systems
Replacing an Onsite Septic System can be a huge undertaking. It depends largely on what areas of the sewage treatment system have to be replaced and local codes and ordinances. In Ham Lake, MN the local Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) code dictates when a Compliance Inspection is required, The size of the Septic Tank per number of bedrooms on the property and other specifications. Lots with a Failed or Failing Septic System should be Replaced with a standard system when feasible. Septic Inspections, Repairs and Replacements must be handled by a Licensed Septic Professional, approved by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), including Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI).
When Septic Compliance Inspections are Required
The City of Ham Lake, MN requires a Septic Compliance Inspection under the following circumstances:
- When a New Septic System is Installed on a property
- When a Replacement Septic System is installed on a property
- When Adding a Bedroom to an existing structure
- When a property with an Existing Septic System is being developed or the lot is split
Identifying a Failed System or Failing Septic System
If the MPCA Approved Septic Inspector has identified your septic system as having Failed or is in the process of Failing you will be expected to Repair or Replace the Septic System on your property. Property owners can request a second opinion from the City’s Building Official. The cost for the second inspection will be paid by the property owner.
Management Plans for Replacing Septic Systems
Before the city approves the installation of a Replacement Septic System the designer must submit a copy of the Management Plan to the city’s building official. They will be looking for compliance with local codes for the following areas:
- Septic Tank Capacity per number of bedrooms on the property
- Minnesota Technical Standards
- Operating Permits
- Setback Variances
- MN Vertical Separation Requirements
- Loading Rates using Detailed Soil Analysis
- Compliance with Flood Plain Areas
MPCA Approved Septic Professional
As a MPCA Approved and Licensed Septic Professional, Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) is qualified to perform Compliance Inspections, Designs, Repairs and Replacement of MN Septic Systems. We are up to date on all Ham Lake, MN city codes and ordinances governing Onsite Septic Systems in the community. Our expertise with MN Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) ensures that you will receive the best septic system for your property.
CSI will provide you with an Honest and Fair Evaluation to determine if your existing septic system is in danger of being identified as a Failed System or Failing Septic System.
Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) is Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Serving the Twin Cities Metro area and Northern Minnesota.
Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769.