Septic Systems

The vast majority of this department’s time and effort is spent regulating private and a few public on-site subsurface sewage disposal systems. These systems are administered and enforced through the State Title 5 Code. The Southborough Board of Health has added some addenda to the State Title 5 Code with regards to septic tanks and percolation rates from 31 to 60 minutes per inch. The public is encouraged to call the Board of Health office with any questions they may have regarding the operation, maintenance and care of their septic system. Generally septic tanks should be pumped every two to five years, broken components should be fixed immediately, and everyone is reminded that garbage disposal grinders are banned in Southborough. The Board of Health, along with the citizenry of Southborough, are very pro-active in protecting the environment.

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