Frequently Asked Questions about Site and Soil Evaluations

What is a site and soil evaluation?
What is a perc test?
The health department said my lot wouldn't pass for a conventional system. All my neighbors have septics that work fine. They told me I had to get a private person to evaluate my lot. What's up with that?
The health department told me to hire a AOSE (on site soil evaluator) or PE (professional engineer) to work out something for my lot. Who should I get?
I have SETEC (or other consultants) paperwork that the Developer/my Realtor gave me that says I need to have a drip irrigation (or other alternative type system) system. Can I get it changed? What should I do?
How much does a site and soil evaluation cost?