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Major Revisions To Alameda County Septic System Ordinance (2/1/2007)

The current septic system ordinance is in the process of being updated to address the following issues:

  • Allow the development of properties with challenging site/soil conditions such as steep slopes, slow percolation rates or high groundwater by using advanced septic system technology.
  • Clarify if/when a home remodel or addition project will require an upgrade to the septic system.
  • Bring the new Alameda County septic system ordinance into alignment with the mandates of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board.

The Department has developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which can help you to better understand the requirements of the draft ordinance.

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