Subdivisions & Septic Systems

Subdivisions & Site Plans


The Environmental Health Department is involved with evaluating land use for site plans and subdivision use.

Fee


The fee for subdivision review is $40 which must accompany the submission.

Review Parameters


  • Hazardous or special waste
  • Methods of sewage disposal
  • Previous use of land
  • Proximity to municipal utilities
  • Source of water supply
  • Wetlands identification

Sewage & Septic Systems


Individual sewage disposal systems must be approved by both the NH State Department of Environmental Services and the City of Nashua’s Environmental Health Department.

Fees


Fees associated with the septic plan review are as follows:
  • Test Pit - $40
  • Plan Review - $35
All fees must be paid prior to local approval being granted.

Requirements


The Environmental Health Department conducts the following:
  • Test Pit Observations
  • Plan Reviews with Local Approval
  • Bed Bottom Inspections
The State of New Hampshire conducts the final inspection prior to operational approval.


Review Items


Areas of review include:
  • Distance to existing or proposed wells
  • Proximity to surface water
  • Seasonal high water table identification
  • Soil interpretation
  • Topography
  • Type and size of proposed facility