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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