Management Ordinance establishes flexible inspection and
program, and cesspool phase out.
No town sewer system; currently reviewing a septage management
First community to offer low interest loans through the Community
Septic System Loan program.
|Inspections, Maintenance, and Upgrade Requirements
regulates inspection and pump schedules determined by private
Inspections are typically once every 3-5 years based on system
size and use, with tank pump out as needed.
Service providers must register with the town.
Cesspools must be replaced by 2009, except if causing a
public health threat, then immediate replacement is required.
|| Town requires two
compartment tanks on every system installed with 1,500 gallon
Treatment standards being investigated.
|Management of Alternative Systems
||Requires maintenance contract to be filed
at the Town Hall, with minimum requirement of annual maintenance.
All systems with a pump must have an annual operation and
|System Inventory and Tracking
||Web-based tracking program in place since
Service providers provide on-line inspection reports as
|Education and Outreach
sent. Working with URI for public education and outreach
(newspaper articles, advertisements,
mailings, website etc).
||Non compliance mailings to homeowners sent
immediately to those not responding to inspections and to failures
of system inspections.
Cesspools owners notified of May 2009 deadline.
is administrated by the Wastewater Management Commission.
Management Specialist, part time, no benefits.
|Budget and Finance
||Current EPA program grant support ends
Town is considering
an administrative fee for system owners to support program.
|Financial Aid to System Owners
||Low interest loan program in place, $276,769
has been expended.
Town has grant
money available for digging and locating the septic tank
as well as riser and filter upgrades.