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Every two to five years depending on use and occupancy. The tank serves to separate solids from liquids; failure to pump can result in system blockage which may require expensive repairs.
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Local Health Departments have property files that may contain important septic system information such as copies of permits, design plans, as-built drawings, and soil test data. This information is available to be viewed by the public, or you may ask the town sanitarian to review the files with you (as their time allows). Refer to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH) website to obtain contact information from your Local Health Department. If your home is served by a septic system, then you must contact your Local Health Department when you are planning a building addition, home winterization, renovation of an unfinished space, or adding a garage, deck, sun room, pool, shed, etc. These types of projects require approval from both the Building Department and Local Health Department prior to construction. It is recommended that you first discuss your plans with the Local Health Department so that they can inform you on the necessary permit requirements and advise you on possible site limitations on your property. There are cases when building projects cannot be approved due to septic system regulations.
View information regarding septic systems by viewing the Septic Sytem 101 (PDF) document, provided by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.
No license is required at this time, however, you must register and regular inspections are required.
Yes. According to the Public Health Code at least one person at each establishment must have appropriate training. In Connecticut, that would be the Qualified Food Operator’s or Food Handler’s course offered by most Community Colleges.
Both are tick borne diseases that are endemic in Southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic States. Generally the tick must remain attached for a significant length of time to cause disease. The best prevention while out of doors in a wooded area is to use repellent, wear long sleeve shirts and pants and to examine yourself after finishing your activities and to promptly remove any ticks.
You can receive information by visiting the Center for Disease Control's Lyme Disease page and the Babesiosis page.
Please visit the Center for Disease Controls' Influenza (Flu) page and use the flu vaccine finder to find a flu clinic near you.