Wet Season Percolation Testing
2013 Wet Season Perc Testing Ends May 3
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health began 2013 wet season percolation testing on February 25, and it ends May 3. Testing was conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. For the 2013 testing season, applications for mound sewage disposal systems must have been received by March 1 and testing performed by March 16, 2013. All other applications must have been received and scheduled by March 31. 2013. Properties located in areas of the County with typically high water table conditions require wet season testing. The highest water table is usually experienced during February, March and April.
To apply for percolation tests, contact the Anne Arundel County Permit Application Center, 2664 Riva Road in Annapolis, or call the Bureau of Environmental Health at 410-222-7193. For a copy of the printable application, see Percolation Testing Application (PDF). You can also apply online here.
Testing provides an accurate assessment of a septic system’s ability to work in all seasons. The information provided by site evaluation and perc testing is used to determine the size and type of septic system that can be installed on a specific lot. In some cases, because of adverse soil or groundwater conditions, a property may only be developed when public sewer is available.