In Amherst, all Septic System Contractors need to obtain a license issued by the Inspection Services Department. This annual license requires renewal at the close of each calendar year. Also, in accordance with local regulation, all Title 5 inspections must be witnessed by an Amherst Board of Health Agent. Inspectors can arrange a witness by calling: 413-259-3030.
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) trains and certifies system inspectors and soil evaluators to work in Massachusetts, in accordance with
Title 5 (310 CMR 15.017 and 15.340). The NEIWPCC maintains a list of approved system inspectors and soil evaluators accessible on their website. Lists of Approved System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators
Septic systems hidden underground can be easily "out of mind" until a problem occurs. Amherst septic files can now be found online. Maintaining your septic system can help avoid costly repairs. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency Septic Smart website to learn tips for keeping an effective and healthy septic system. Amherst Septic Files Septic Smart