Can I install my own septic system?

Yes, homeowners can install their own septic systems. If you wish to install your own septic system, please contact the MCHD to schedule a time to talk to an EH Inspector. We will provide you with a checklist for the application and inspection process, an application, a “Do it Yourself” construction guide, and a contractor list in case you need additional guidance. We will go over all setback requirements as well. Furthermore, all septic systems that are installed need to be inspected even if you are doing it yourself. After you get all the components installed contact MCHD for an inspection. After the inspection is complete, you will receive a packet with detail about your system including a drawing of the system and a copy of “The Homeowner’s Guide to Septic Systems”.

I need a new septic system but do not want to do it myself. Who can I contact?

The MCHD has a list of contractors that do a lot of work in Mason County. The list is not exhaustive, but it will provide you with a starting point.

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