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percolation test

A test to determine the drainage characteristics of soil. Drainage is essential to the proper functioning of a septic tank waste disposal system.Usually called a “perc test.”

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The PERC test is negative when an individual meets all of the criteria above.
I found a local guy to do a perc test and then went down to the zoning office again to sign an ancient looking piece of paper with a name like "privy permit" and came out about $130 poorer.
After the site passed perc tests in July, engineers moved the proposed septic system to a lawn near the intersection, while the parking lot will be located on the southeastern boundary, about seven feet from the existing school parking lot.