What is a perc test?

A percolation (“perc”) test is an evaluation of a site for suitability for the installation of a septic system including a professional evaluation of soils on the property s required by Title 5 and a determination of the rate of absorption of water into that soil. A perc test is required in the process of designing a system compliant with Title 5.

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1. How do I get my water tested?
2. What is a perc test?
3. If I have a cesspool, is this an automatic failure for a Title V inspection?
4. Does the Board of Health have a list of engineers and inspectors?
5. Does the Board of Health have a list of installers and haulers?
6. When do I pump my septic system?
7. How can I protect myself from ticks?
8. How can I get my property sprayed for mosquitoes?
9. How do I volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corp?