Coldwell Banker Pat Shultz Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Pat Shultz Real Estate
406 Commercial Street, Provincetown
MA 02657

Phone: (508) 487-9550

Fax:     (508) 487-6472

Title 5/Septic Systems

On-site wastewater disposal systems include conventional septic systems, cesspools, and innovative/alternative systems. They are individual systems that treat small wastewater flows, usually under 10,000 gallons per day. Over 30% of homes in Massachusetts use on-site wastewater systems, as well as small businesses and institutions in unsewered areas.

On-site systems that are not properly sited or maintained contribute pathogens and nutrients to groundwater and surface water, endangering drinking water supplies, shellfish beds, and surface water bodies.

Title 5 of the State Environmental Code, 310 CMR 15.000, protects you, your family, and your neighbors from these public health threats. MassDEP, local Boards of Health, and system owners all share the responsibility for the proper siting, construction, upgrade, and maintenance of on-site systems.

Last updated: June 2, 2010