An alternative repair method is a way to repair a failing system without drainfield addition or replacement. In addition, at the applicant's request, the department has allowed some alternative repair methods to be included in new and modification construction permits. This page refers to the standards for these methods and provides a list of alternative repair methods to which the department has issued a letter of non-objection.
The department's acceptance of an alternative repair product or method is not an endorsement or approval with respect to the benefit, effectiveness, or performance of the product or method.
Where the absorption surface of the drainfield is within six inches of the wet season high water table, an alternative repair method shall not be used, per section 62-6.015(4), F.A.C.
If any chemical compounds other than air will be introduced into the system, such products must be identified on the permit application, and concentration, quantity and method of introduction must be specified. The products must meet the standards of section 62-6.0151, F.A.C.
The following is a list of septic system alternative repair methods that have been evaluated and have received a non-objection letter from the department.
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