VERMONT SEPTIC DESIGN

 

WASTEWATER & WATER SUPPLY DESIGN

 

The primary services offered by LAES are septic design and permitting (known locally as “perc testing”) in the state of Vermont. Although we have worked throughout the state, the bulk of our design projects have been concentrated in Caledonia, Orleans, Lamoille, and Washington Counties. We work very closely with our clients and the state Regional Offices and local town health officers to develop plans that not only meet state and local rules, but also meet the needs and desires of our clients. This also ensures that there are no surprises during the permitting process.

 

We have quick turnaround times on our projects. Average turnaround time to put together a complete Wastewater and Water Supply application is approximately 2 weeks from test pits to application submittal, and we’ve completed some design/permitting projects in as little as 3 days. A complete application typically includes a site plan (1:100 scale typical) including property lines, proposed subdivision lines (if applicable), Plan Details (1:20 scale typical) including building locations, septic design, water supply design, soils data, topography, and any related infrastructure, and a complete state application form.

 

DO YOU NEED A WASTEWATER & WATER SUPPLY PERMIT?

 

ARE YOU:

 

  • Subdividing a property?
  • Building a new house?
  • Adding a bedroom to an existing house?
  • Converting a home from seasonal to year-round use?
  • Replacing a failed water supply or leachfield?

 

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these questions, you will need a Wastewater and Water Supply Permit before beginning your project. These are the most common actions triggering the permit process, however, they are NOT the only ones. You may email or call LAES for advice about unique situations, or call the Regional Engineer that has jurisdiction in your area. You may also want to consult the Vermont Wastewater and Water Supply Rules (September 29, 2007).