[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Barre Board of Health 5-24-1988; reaffirmed 8-11-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Health, Town of Barre, Massachusetts, has adopted the following regulations on May 24, 1988, to govern review of subdivision plans filed in accordance with MGL c. 41, § 81U.
The filing of subdivision plans with the Board of Health shall be simultaneous with the filing of the plans with the Town Clerk. The following requirements must be included:
Accurate locations of wetlands, brooks, streams, and surface water bodies must be shown in conformance with the current Title 5. (Septic system must be 100 feet from a wetland.)
High water level and percolation tests on each of the proposed lots must satisfy the Board of Health that the area in general and each lot in the proposed subdivision is composed of soil, the water level and ground permeability of which are adequate for waste and sewage purposes.
For a preliminary plan, the Board requires that two percolation and two soil evaluations be conducted on 50% of the proposed lots. These tests must be distributed on a representative basis across the subdivision in order to assure a reasonable estimate of the ability of the soils to handle a subdivision. Lacking a representative testing site distribution, the Board will recommend the denial of the preliminary plan.
For a definitive plan, the Board will require two soil evaluations and two percolation tests carried out on each and every lot proposed for the subdivision. The number of completed tests will determine the number of proposed housing units for consideration.
Accurate location of sewage disposal system and reserve leach areas, as determined by field testing.
A location of the dwelling in relation to the well, septic system and leach area, including reserve area.
The well location.
Woodwaste disposal: the location, if any, to be used for the disposal of woodwastes, tree stumps, or wood debris. (See Board of Health Woodwaste Policy.) The filing of subdivision plans with the Board of Health shall include a notarized statement signed by the owner/developer, as part of the application, which notifies the Board as to the manner in which the woodwaste generated by the proposed subdivision will be disposed of in accordance with MGL c. 111, § 150A, and 310 CMR 19.01 (2).
Additional requirements for plan development as stipulated by the Barre Planning Board.