What is the reserve area?
The reserve area is designated on your OSS Permit and is another area approved for the installation of a new drain field in case the main drain field fails. The reserve are must be kept clear of impermeable surfaces, e.g. buildings and pavement. If your OSS permit was issued more than 5 years ago, you may need to have your reserve area redesigned to meet current code requirements.

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1. Can I use my septic system during or after a flood?
2. How do I know if my septic system was damaged by flooding, and how can I get it fixed?
3. Should I use an additive in my septic tank?
4. When is an OSS permit needed?
5. Can I design my own OSS?
6. Can I install my own OSS after I obtain an OSS permit?
7. Do you have a copy of my OSS permit?
8. How do I clean up sewage that has backed up into my house?
9. What are some signs that my OSS is failing?
10. How can I find my septic tank?
11. What is the reserve area?