Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (I/A OWTS) Requirements
Town Code Chapter 123 (Building Construction) now includes a requirement for Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) for certain residential projects: An I/A OWTS approved by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) (http://www.reclaimourwater.info/technical.aspx) is required for residential projects located within the High Priority Area of the CPF Water Quality Improvement Project Plan (WQIPP) for:
All new construction
Any substantial system upgrade required by the SCDHS
An increase in 25% of the floor area of a building
When required by the Conservation Board or the Environment Division
Town Code Chapter 177 provides for Rebates for the installation of I/A OWTS in both Medium and High Priority Areas of the WQIPP for income eligible applicants.
Please contact the Southampton Town Building Department for Electrical Permit Questions Only at (631) 287-5700 and the Southampton Town CPF Office for Rebate Inquiries Only at (631) 287-5720. All other technical questions related to I/A system installations should be directed to the Suffolk County Office of Wastewater Management at (631) 852-5700.