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Alternative Septic Systems

 

Many parcels throughout Santa Cruz County contain high groundwater, poor soils, and limited space for development. These factors can restrict the utilization of a standard wastewater treatment system. The owner of a parcel that cannot meet the requirements for a Standard System has the option to utilize a Limited Expansion, Low-Flow, or Haulaway System. These systems have the ability to operate on difficult parcels and cut up to 50% of the leachfield area. Please view the Standards and Procedures for the Repair and Upgrade of Septic Systems for a discussion of the alternative technologies currently approved for use in Santa Cruz County.”