General Septic System Information

Soil Absorption System


  • 5 feet from any lot line
  • 10 feet from any water service or any building
  • 15 feet from any swimming pool or any building
  • 50 feet from any well, reservoir or from the ordinary high-water mark of any lake, stream or other navigable water

Septic/Holding Tank Setbacks


  • 2 feet from any lot line
  • 5 feet from any building or water service
  • 25 feet from any well
  • 10 feet from the ordinary high-water mark of any lake, stream or other water course

Note: Holding tanks shall be no further than 25 feet from a service access.

Minimum Tank Sizing Requirements

Number of Bedrooms Septic Tank Size (Gallons)
Holding Tank Size (Gallons)
1 313 2,000
2 626 2,000
3 940 2,000
4 1,253 2,500
5 1,566 3,000
6 1,877 3,500