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<br />MINUTES <br /> <br />o F <br /> <br />OCTOBER <br /> <br />I 2. 1 9 8 8 <br /> <br />The following information is a synopsis of the information presented <br />at this meeting. <br /> <br />NON PERC vs. UNDEVELOPABLE <br /> <br />Rick Mick1ich, of the Health Department, pointed out that there has <br />been only one instance of outright rejection of a parcel of land as a <br />plausible building site for a residence. The Health Department no <br />longer issues a standard letter of Denial of a Permit. The Health <br />Department now reviews the parcel in question and, if necessary, <br />alerts the applicant to the fact that their parcel is not suitable for <br />the "conventional" septic tank and drain field. The Health Department <br />then recommends that the applicant seek the advice of a sewage system <br />designer, approved by the Health Department, for assistance in the <br />development of a system that will meet the unique conditions of the <br />land in question. It was noted that the system Designer receives <br />$300.00 to $400.00. <br /> <br />The State of Washington Health Department now approves of three <br />alternatives to the "conventional" system of the past. Consideration <br />of the Wisconsin Mound, the Pressurized Distribution System, and the <br />Aerobic Intermittent Recirculating Reactor (AIRR) System as <br />alternatives is now possible. The licensed system designer works with <br />the applicant to select the appropriate system for the parcel in <br />question, and then prepares an application for presentation to the <br />County Health Department. Upon approval of the design, the Health <br />Department will issue a permit for the system design. The approval is <br />valid for three years, which means that the applicant has three years <br />from the issuance of the permit to install the approved system. <br /> <br />The only instance in which a Permit Denial will be issued is when the <br />soil conditions, terrain, or other local conditions make the parcel <br />undevelopable no matter what system is considered. <br /> <br />ALTERNATIVE SYSTEMS <br /> <br />A brief description of the alternative systems and the "conventional" <br />system was presented. These descriptions follow. <br /> <br />I) Conventional Gravity Drain Field System: <br />Estimated Cost of system: $3,000.00 to $4,000.00 <br /> <br />The effluent from the septic tank flows by gravity into a <br />field of 4" drain tile embedded in gravel within a ditch and <br />covered with top soil. The grade of the tile must be set <br />within certain standards. During most of the time of <br />operation, the effluent covers only a portion of the total <br />drain field. Effluent percolates into existing soil. <br /> <br />2) Pressure Distribution System: <br /> <br />2 <br />