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Septic System Testing & Engineering

Part of the services provided by P. M. P. Associates, LLC involves the various engineering aspects related to the in-ground disposal of sanitary wastewater through the use a septic systems. In Massachusetts, the State Sanitary Code that pertains to septic systems is commonly called Title 5 or Title V. This Code (310CMR15) is the basis for the engineering standards applied in septic design in new and replacement septic systems for both small residential and commercial properties. In addition to the State Sanitary Code, each local Board of Health generally has their own set of rules and regulations that govern the engineering design of septic systems.
Some of the technical services provided by P.M.P. Associates, LLC include Soil Evaluator Services and Septic System Design Services for both new construction projects and septic "repair" replacement systems for existing facilities. For larger systems, the engineering design typically includes a pressure-dosed disposal system and in some instances, additional treatment of the wastewater.

There is a false perception that engineers are stricter when evaluating the condition of an existing system. Our office does provide initial advice to our clients in regards to the septic inspection process. Should a septic system fail to pass the Title 5 Inspection, P.M.P. Associates, LLC provides the technical services necessary to evaluate the soils ("perc" test) and prepare the design plans for septic repair. P.M.P. Associates, LLC has prepared a small pamphlet called "Valuable Information on Title 5 Septic System Perc Testing, Soil Evaluation & Design Engineering" that fully outlines, step-by-step, the tasks that need to be done when a septic system fails to pass the MA Title 5 Inspection. P.M.P. Associates, LLC also provides septic inspection services for large and shared systems which are mandated by the state as part of the large system permit requirements.

P.M.P. Associates, LLC also provides Health Agent & Technical Design Peer Review Services to local communities. Our Health Agent services include the witnessing of the soil evaluation and percolation process (also known as a "perc" test), septic system design plan peer review, part-time construction observation, enforcement consulting and preparation of revised local regulations.

Since the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revised the Sanitary Code in 1995, there has been a great deal of confusion regarding MA Title 5. We have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you understand the Title V process. The latest revision now in effect includes specifications for manhole covers and other minor changes.

As a service to our clients, a short list of excavation contractors and licensed septic system installers for the greater Bridgewater, MA area has been assembled. This list is not meant to be an all-inclusive directory. We gladly recommend these contractors, who have provided excavation services for soil evaluation/percolation testing and installed septic systems designed by P. M. P. Associates, LLC.

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P.M.P. Associates, LLC provides Land Development and Civil Engineering services to residents, businesses and municipalities in East Bridgewater MA, Bridgewater MA, West Bridgewater MA, Quincy MA, Braintree MA, Weymouth MA, Hingham MA, Cohasset MA, Norwell MA, Hanover MA, Randolph MA, Stoughton MA, Canton MA, Brockton MA, Easton MA, Foxboro MA, Mansfield MA, Avon MA, Abington MA, Whitman MA, Rockland MA, Hanson MA, Pembroke MA, Marshfield MA, Halifax MA, Carter MA, Plymouth MA, Middleboro MA, Taunton MA, and all the South Shore of Massachusetts.