Have you heard about the new septic regulations in Vermont.
If you have, you’ve probably heard more rumor than fact.Â While I cannot be an expert on these matters, I can send you to the one place to get the answers.Â The Agency of Natural Resources website has some good summaries of the new regulations.
A quick abstract is:
Beginning on July 1, 2007, wastewater systems and potable water supplies that were previously exempt from state regulation may be required to obtain a permit for activities such as: construction of new buildings (including single family residences that need sewage disposal and/or water); construction or modification of a wastewater system and/or potable water supply; new connections to an existing wastewater system and/or potable water supply; subdivision of land; and repair or replacement of a failed wastewater system and/or potable water supply. Vermont is the last state in the nation to implement this kind of permit requirement for all properties statewide. Many people refer to this as the state having â€œuniversal jurisdictionâ€ over sewage and water.
If you have any questions about these regulations, please contact me, I’d be happy to help you understand how this impacts you in buying or selling a home.
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