Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the purpose of having inspections of alternative (nonconventional) systems?
    All alternative on-site sewage disposal systems require maintenance in order to treat and dispose of wastewater adequately. Chapter 1067 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County, adopted on November 3, 2008, and revised on April 3, 2013, requires inspections of these systems to ensure they are operating as designed.
  2. If I have a maintenance contract on my system, do I still have to get it inspected?
    The annual inspection is a separate requirement from maintenance. While we do not offer maintenance contracts, as part of the service provided with your yearly inspection, we perform modest maintenance on your AOSS system, cleaning filters, raking peat, and so on.
  3. Who must have the required inspection?
    All owners of alternative systems must have an inspection before July 1, 2009, and annually after that.
  4. How are inspection reports transmitted to the Health Department?
    An online database has been created where operators can file the inspection report electronically. If the inspection report is not entered into this database, the report will not be recognized by the Health Department. System operators have been trained to complete the report and enter it.
  5. How will I know the results of the inspection?
    Catoctin Environmental will provide you with a copy of our report via email.

*If your Operator has never provided you with a copy of your inspection report, visit¬†onlineRME, change the “State” and “County” fields to Virginia and Loudoun, and search by your “Street Number.” Once you’ve found your listing, select “Site Work History” then “Service History,” located in the left-hand sidebar, and click on the clipboard icon under the column that says “Report.”