FAQ about Septic/ Well Ordinance (2095) Requirements
May I install my own riser?
Yes. Make sure to follow the Installation instructions that come with the riser kit. If you aren’t using a kit, be sure all the technical requirements are met. Bulletin 4-2 requires all below grade attachments to the tank, connections, riser, extensions and lid to be watertight. Any opening larger than 8 inches that extends to the surface shall be child and tamper resistant. Ways to accomplish this include lids weighing at least 65 pounds, locks, or anchors that are not removable without special tools.
What if I don’t know where my septic tank and field lines are located?
First, make an honest effort to locate the system. The paperwork when you purchased the cabin may have the location. Ask neighbors if they know the location. Often, it is possible to see a difference in the vegetation and level of the ground where the systems are located.
If you simply can’t find the system, just standby. The city inspector and/or a volunteer will work with you as ordinance compliance nears overall completion.
My septic tank and field lines are between the House and Lake, may I use flush markers?
There are two purposes for marking the septic systems: to provide ready reference to where the system is located; and more importantly to protect the system. Systems that are susceptible to vehicle traffic need to be protected by visible markers.
What is acceptable as a barrier to protect my well?
Each system will be different. The purpose is not only to protect your well from damage, but also, to protect the ground water from contamination through a damaged well. We need to meet the intended purpose of protecting the well head to effectively protect the ground water.
Who can I contact to answer my specific questions about ordinance 2095?
City Inspector Larry Johnson
620 767 5417
Where are supplies available for risers, sanitary well seals, and septic markers.
Locally, ACE Hardware, Adams Lumber and Wooden Plumbing have, or plan to have, at least some of these products. Most plumbing suppliers and large home stores stock these supplies.
Who can I contact to install risers, sanitary seals and/or mark my septic system etc.
Wooden Plumbing: 620 767 8412; Risers, Sanitary Well Seals, Markers
Ronnie Patterson: 620 767 6207; Risers, Septic Systems
Randall Palmer: 620 767 6659; Installing markers
Services Unlimited: 620 767 5903; Sanitary Well Seals
CGCLA Volunteers: email@example.com; Septic Markers and Installing Markers
Adams Home Store: Installing Risers, Sanitary Well Seals, Markers
McElroy Plumbing: 785 539 4870; Risers, sanitary well seals