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If the Board of Health does not have any records for your specific property, you can locate your septic system by contacting a Professional Land Surveyor (if you need certified plans), a Professional Engineer, a Title 5 System Installer, or a Title 5 System Inspector.
Shared systems must be inspected every 3 years, or less. All pumps must be inspected annually if the design flow is less than 2,000 gallons per day. All others must be inspected quarterly. Inspections also need to be carried out any time that an inspection is ordered by the Cohasset Board of Health and/or the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
If your property is served by an Innovative / Alternative (I/A) system, inspection and maintenance must comply with the technology-specific requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. These can be obtained through the Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs website.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection recommends that pumping be performed annually if a garbage grinder is present.
A fee of $0.20 per page will be assessed. Title 5 Inspection Reports are typically 17 to 20 pages in length.