The health department wanted us to do a PERC test. This is a measure (or look at) the types of soil near the proposed septic site, to make sure it’s okay, and will drain effectively , and in the correct directions.
My fathers property on the other side had already proved that the hill in which we are building on is comprised entirely of sand, gravel and rocks, but they wanted to make sure.
We had Tracy from All Around Excavating come out with a small back-hoe, and meet with Kevin from the health department. They dug down 8 feet and found nothing but sand everywhere, so they were satisfied with the proposed site, as well as the location of the well.
We now have our Septic permit!