What’s the Process for Getting a Septic System Approved in Idaho?
We get a lot of questions about how to get a septic system approved and installed, and the answer is, it depends.
Why? Because there are regulations, permits, evaluations, and information that is needed in order for us to be able to provide a proper estimate and start with the install.
So what are the steps to get an estimate for your septic system installation?
What kind of factors impact the design, installation, and type of septic system that you might need for your property?
In order to prove a proper estimate, we take into account the size of your home, how many people will be using the system, the size of your property, the location or your property, the local health department and zoning regulations, proximity to fresh water, ground density, soil composition, soil percolation (or how fast water will drain through the soil), groundwater level, wells in the vicinity, and other factors.
Things to Keep in Mind:
Be wary of companies that offer to provide you an estimate without going through the proper steps! Their estimate could be off by tens of thousands of dollars, and if you skip any of the essential steps listed in the process, your septic system install may not be approved!
Also, be wary of how much the cost of your permit is (in your county or municipality) and don’t be overcharged for perc tests!
Need a second opinion or want to make sure you aren’t being overcharged (or worse, skip an important step that could cost you serious cash)? Give us a call!