Why was this regulation passed?
The Board of Health approved this regulation because of the environmental and public health impacts of malfunctioning OWTSs, which will be identified through the use permit process. Unlike a leaking roof, which only affects the owner of the home, a failing OWTS pollutes surface and groundwater and the effects can be much further reaching.

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1. What is an onsite wastewater treatment system (OWTS)?
2. What is a use permit?
3. When is an OWTS use permit required?
4. Why was this regulation passed?
5. Are there any times where the use permit requirement would be waived?
6. How do I obtain a use permit?
7. What will an inspection report done by a licensed system inspector entail?
8. How long is an inspection good for?
9. Who will conduct the inspections?
10. Will the process of obtaining a use permit delay closing or prolong the time necessary to get a building permit?
11. How much will a use permit application cost?