Can I install my own septic system in Washington State?

The design of on-site sewage systems can only be done by licensed professional engineers. In addition, to construct, install, repair, expand, connect or modify an on-site sewage system in Washington, service providers must obtain approval and a permit from the local health department.

What is an RSS report?

We prepare a brief report called an RSS. The report explains the current condition of your septic system. We may also provide comments, conditions and future maintenance requirements for the septic system.

Does Pierce County require septic inspections?

More notices will follow in coming years, targeting environmentally sensitive areas or other places of concern around Pierce County. Septic inspections are supposed to be done every three years for a simple system, every year for a complex system, and anytime that a home is sold.

How much does a new septic system cost in WA?

The cost to install a new residential septic system widely varies, depending on the type and size of system required. Typically, construction costs are between $8,000 and $15,000 but can be more or less depending on the details of the project.

How much does a perk test cost in WA?

between $750 and $1,850
Perc testing typically costs between $750 and $1,850, according to HomeAdvisor. However, that is just one portion of the testing cost. You may need to conduct additional tests before building, such as a deep hole test or a seasonal high water table test, which will add to the total soil testing cost.

Do all houses have septic tanks?

Do New Houses Have Septic Tanks? Most new houses that are built in groups, or which are in close proximity to other buildings, will not use septic tanks. If a connection to the local sewerage system is possible, most property developers will do the work that’s required to avoid needing septic tanks.

What is RSS in Pierce County?

Get your septic system pumped and inspected before you sell your property. After the Health Department inspection, we issue a Report of System Status (RSS) which: States the condition of the system at the time of inspection.

How much does it cost to pump a septic tank in Washington State?

Replacing a septic system can cost between $7,000 and $25,000 and requires a permit from Thurston County. A septic tank INSPECTION typically costs between $100 and $250. Getting your tank PUMPED usually costs between $300 and $400 (may be more if charge is per gallon).