In 2003 the Town implemented the Onsite Wastewater Management Program which required initial inventory and inspection of all 1,800 septic systems on the island. In June of 2014, we entered into the 11th year of our Wastewater Management Program. To date 98.4% of all the septic systems on the island have had a first maintenance inspection. In June 2006, The Town began Routine Maintenance Inspections (RMI's). RMI's are required every 3 - 5 years. RMI notices were last mailed in June of 2014.
Types of Inspections:
There are three types of Septic System Inspections
2. Subsequent Routine Maintenance Inspections at intervals of between three to five years, depending on the results of your previous inspection are then required for your septic system.
Who Can Inspect:
All inspections must be conducted by a Town of Jamestown Approved Inspector who is required to register with the Town. to upload the inspection information to the Towns Septic System Database. First Maintenance and Routine Maintenance Inspections are completed using this Conventional OWTS Inspection Form.
Your service provider will provide the Town with an electronic copy of the completed form. Property owners do not need to submit a paper copy to the Town.
Septic History / Property Search Using SepticSearch.com:
Homeowners and realtors are now able to perform a limited search of the Town’s Septic System Database using septicsearch.com. Users can access inspection reports, property information and learn about the septic system inspection process. To search for information on your property, please visit the website above and use the search criteria to find your property. You can then click "view history" to bring up septic system inspection reports.
Jean Lambert, PE
Civil Engineer / GIS Coordinator
93 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI 02835