The cost to put in a new title 5 compliant septic system can range from ,000 to ,000 or more depending on the soil conditions, water table and whether ledge is encountered.Aside from the unplanned financial headache, it also involves excavating your yard to install a new system.If you are put in this unfortunate position you will need to get in touch with an engineer and the local board of health in the town in which you are located.The link provided is a good reference for the Board of Health roster for Massachusetts.In the event you decide not to sell your home a Massachusetts Title 5 is good for two years from the date it is completed.It can also be extended for a 3rd year if it is pumped in both years.Cesspools are much harder to pass in Massachusetts. Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow.As an example if there is a bedroom addition put on the home.
Soils that have gravel are more suitable for septic systems than those with clay and rock.
After reading this you are probably coming to the conclusion that getting your title v septic inspection completed is very important and a big hurdle to clear especially if you have an older system.
If you are unfortunate position where you need to replace your septic system, there are a few programs to ease the burden.
The tax credit will only be issued for work done on a primary residence and not an investment property or 2nd home.
Tax Form Schedule SC is the correct form for the tax credits. You may be wondering how this all applies to cesspools. Only those cesspools that exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located very close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise do not protect or pose a threat to the public health, safety or the environment will need to be changed to septic systems.
See the Loan and tax credit information below: If your septic system has failed the there is a loan program in Massachusetts that can help ease the financial pain.