If my septic system fails, am I required to connect to the sewer system?

Yes. Title Five requires that owners of septic systems meet the standard of "maximum feasible compliance" with the requirements of the State Code. The level of compliance that may be met - that is, whether the system is simply repaired, replaced, or the home connected to the sewer - will depend on the characteristics of the property involved and the availability of the sewer. Local Lexington health regulations, however, require that if the sewer is available, the homeowner must connect to the municipal sewer system. If the sewer is not available near the home, the homeowner must apply to the Board of Health for a variance and provide for approval by the Board of Health a design for a new system that meets the requirements of Title Five. The Board of Health must also approve alternative systems to those specified in the state code.

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1. Does Public Health provide flu shots?
2. How does a food establishment obtain or renew a food permit?
3. Will there be spraying for mosquitoes this year, when and where?
4. How can I dispose of Medical Waste or unwanted medication?
5. Are restaurant food handlers required to wear gloves?
6. Must employees wash hands after handling money?
7. I want to run a benefit dinner at my religious organization or club. Do I need a food permit from the Health Division? How do I apply?
8. My place of worship has a kitchen that has been inspected by the Board of Health. Why would we need a separate permit for special events?
9. Are certain people more susceptible to food borne illness?
10. What kind of water quality tests are required at semi public pool facilities?
11. How many times a year are semi public pools inspected?
12. Can children in diapers be allowed to swim in public pools?
13. Are there any specific requirements for pool operators or lifeguards?
14. Does the Town of Lexington license camps?
15. Is the camp prepared to handle medical emergencies?
16. Is there a certified lifeguard on duty during all aquatic activities at camp?
17. What are the procedures for dealing with serious injuries or illnesses at a camp?
18. What if my child needs to take medication during camping hours?
19. Is there a description of the camp's programs and activities?
20. What medical information should I supply to the camp?
21. What happens if my septic system fails inspection?
22. If my septic system fails, am I required to connect to the sewer system?
23. Does the Board of Health perform Title Five Inspections for homeowners?