Was your septic system damaged by the storm? DEM recommends the following for repair.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The following is from a press release. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is offering guidance to property owners who need to repair or replace onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) that are located in close proximity to eroding shorelines. In certain areas of the south shore, Sandy caused coastal erosion which may have undermined structures and exposed components of these systems. OWTS repair in these highly vulnerable Critical Erosion Areas, as designated by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), typically requires a permit from DEM and an assent from CRMC. DEM regulations provide the Department with discretion in approving applications for repair on lots with limiting …
How will the Wastewater Management District ordinance affect homeowners? What happens now?
Following a lengthy discussion Monday evening, the Town Council voted 5-1 to approve the final draft of the Wastewater Management District Ordinance. The passage of this ordinance, according to Christopher D'Ovidio, is meant to help the town defend themselves at a court hearing in February with the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), which has fined the town for water pollution. The final version of the ordinance will be posted on the town's Web site, according to town employees. However, the complete final draft can also be found at right. Many members of the audience at Monday's hearing raised questions as to what exactly this new draft of the ordinance meant for homeowners. Below, we answer some of the questions raised Monday …