It is not surprising to discover that regulations governing septic systems exist almost everywhere in North America. What is surprising is to find out to what degree the level of regulation varies depending on location.
If you have ever wondered why septic tank and drainfield replacement costs so much, look at the regulations most states and counties have enacted with regards to these activities. These regulations ensure that the costs will remain high for the foreseeable future.
If you ask 100 people that own a septic system if they believe their septic system is permanent, 99 of 100 will say “Well, yes, of course”. The reason for this answer is that most homeowners lack a basic knowledge and understanding about this very important and expensive asset.