What do I have to do to meet compliance with the Ordinance?

The ordinance requires property owners to have their septic systems inspected once every three years and pumped when the volume of solids in the septic tank reaches 50%. Inspections must be performed by a 2022 Town-approved Inspector (PDF)

The Town will accept proof of septic system pump-out in lieu of an inspection, and pump-out can be done by anyone in the business.

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1. When did the North Kingstown Wastewater Management Ordinance go into effect?
2. What’s the reason for this Ordinance?
3. Why haven't I gotten these reminder postcards in years past?
4. What do I have to do to meet compliance with the Ordinance?
5. How long do I have to get the inspection and pumping complete?
6. How often do I need to get the inspection and / or pump-out done?
7. What do inspectors do during an inspection?
8. Why do I have to use "Town approved Inspectors"?
9. Why do I have to send you the pump-out receipt? Can't the company that did the work provide you with the receipt?
10. What will happen if I refuse or can't afford to do this now?
11. The ground is frozen and the tank / cesspool is inaccessible. Can I wait to have the inspection or pump-out done?
12. This is only a summer house; do I still have to comply?
13. I live here by myself; do I still have to comply?
14. How much will the inspection and / or pumpout cost me?
15. How much will the inspection and / or pump-out cost me?