WVC 16 - 1 - 9 B
§16-1-9b. Permit approval for individual systems with surface
water discharge; reserve areas.
Individual systems with surface water discharge may be
considered for approval for a permit pursuant to section nine of
this article under the following conditions: (1) To correct
existing failures when other means of treatment and disposal have
proven ineffective; (2) on a tract, lot or parcel of land that
equals or exceeds two acres which cannot qualify for standard or
alternative soil absorption systems; or (3) on existing lots which
received approval under a prior permit where it has been determined
that applicable standards cannot be met to qualify for a standard
or alternate soil absorption system. Approval under these
conditions are applicable only to single family residential units.
When installing a standard sewage disposal system, modified
system, experimental system or other approved system, the reserve
area shall consist of an area for the placement of the original
system together with an area for replacement and upgrade of
absorption field lines within the reserve area. Testing of the
site for approval shall consist of a six foot hole and a
percolation test of the soils.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session