_____ Macon County Public Health Center Application For Improvement Permit
form completed and properly signed by owner and applicant (15A NCAC 18A .1937).
_____ NCDENR Soil/Site Evaluation for On-Site Septic System form completed - clearly describing all
soils for the site. (15A NCAC 18A .1939). The soil evaluation, under NC Statute, can only be performed
by a licensed soil scientist.
The design itself may be submitted by either a licensed
soil scientist or a professional engineer. We encourage use of test pits for site soil evaluations
Test pits, if used, must have been dug recently enough to be evaluated by the Department at the time of evaluation. This will facilitate the Departmentís review and
approval of permits. Pits must be located to be representative of the area required
for the system and repair area.
_____ A Detailed Site Plan (preferably to scale) which includes the following minimum information:
_____ North Arrow
_____ All proposed and existing structures
_____ Drives and parking
_____ Waterways and wetlands
_____ Setbacks and rights of way
_____ Reference point/s and elevation benchmark
_____ Relevant elevations (preferably contours) for pumped systems
_____ Layout of system with drain lines and laterals along contours
and installation details of distribution system and drain field
_____ All necessary calculations supporting design proposal for initial septic system and proposed
Approval of this application will be based on an on-site evaluation by a
of this Department with the soil scientist/professional engineer,
or their knowledgeable representative. In preparation for the visit, all items
indicated on the site plan must be
clearly identified in the field by staking
and flagging as necessary to review and
approve the proposed plan.
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