03-Septic Plot Plan

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Creating a Septic Plot Plan for Submission with your Septic Permit Request

Many of us are using Russ Shank, Level 1 & 2 Certified Professional to design our traditional or conventional systems (design only, no installation or materials are involved by Russ) help with the layout on your plot and submit permit request to the Central Public Health Department.

He is a certified Level 1 and Level 2 Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems Onsite Professional (UT Certificate #00054-OSP-2 Exp 12/31/23).

Russ has a full-time job but is willing to moonlight and do this on the side for us.

He charges $250 for each shareholder septic system to review your plot plan, system layout and design, sizing of the tank, and submit septic permit request to Central Utah Public Health.

Russ is charging a separate fee to dig and backfill a 10-11’ hole to collect several soil analysis samples. This soil analysis is submitted with your permit request.

Russ prefers your payment in Venmo, a digital wallet shared payment app, however, you can pay by check in mail or deliver cash.

Russ submits system septic designs to the Central Utah Public Health Department, and returns your processed, approved permit. The health department permit will cost approximately $425.

Russ Shank will need the following information on your plot plan:

General Information:

1.     Shareholder Names

2.     Shareholder’s telephone numbers and email addresses

3.     Current mailing address

4.     Lot #

5.     Number of bedrooms

6.     Will your home have a basement?

7.     If yes to a basement, will you have kitchen /water /toilets in basement?

8.     Are you sharing a well or installing your own well?

9.     Size of septic tank will be determined by your permit (1250, 1500, 1750 gallons); however you can upgrade the size

Be sure to show distances

10.  Replacement area*:

11.  Well location*:

12.  Location of leach field and replacement (100’ FROM WELL)*

13.  Location of driveway(s)*

14.  Well Waterline to house *?

15.  Tank – 10’ from house*

16.  Lines – 10’ from tank*

17.  Outbuildings and RV dump locations and septic connection lines *

18.  All *graywater locations – Please see the Utah Admin. Code Reference: R317-401 on graywater systems at:

There are two types of Graywater, Level I and Level II.

Graywater level I (recommended) goes on the subsurface, travels to vegetation & must have mulch on top. Mulch must be replenished as it degrades. Graywater cannot ever be on the ground surface.

Graywater" means wastewater from bathtubs, showers, bathroom washbasins, clothes washing machines, or laundry tubs. Graywater does not include wastewater from toilets, kitchen sinks, photo lab sinks, dishwashers, water softeners, garage floor drains, or other sources that pose a public health hazard.”

You are required to have a septic system for black water, unless you hire a Level III Certified System Designer for an alternative system. Please see Septic Alternative Septic Systems web link for more information.

"Tier 1 system" (requires a Level II Certified System Designer) means a gravity-fed graywater system that does not include any surge tank, pretreatment, or pressurized components. A Tier 1 system may be appropriate for retrofit situations. A Tier 1 system is intended to be simple to operate and can be easily disconnected during winter months or other periods when the system may not be in use.

"Tier 2 system" (requires a Level III Certified System Designer) means a graywater system that employs a surge tank, pretreatment, drip line irrigation system, or pressurized components.

"Unapproved graywater system" means any graywater system that is deemed by the regulatory authority to have been installed, repaired, or altered without required regulatory oversight, permit, or inspection.

* All of these should be identified on your plot plan. Identify well and septic circles and /or lines showing leach fields and replacement area (see minimum requirements for each).

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