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New Maintenance Requirements Confirm State’s Commitment to On-Site Wastewater Systems

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On July 1, 1992, North Carolina became the first state in the nation to implement a mandatory statewide on-site wastewater treatment system classification and maintenance program. The practice of relying on on-site systems is widespread because of the rural nature of the state. This article discusses the evolution of the maintenance program, and new requirements for sewage disposal and on-site wastewater treatment systems.