Sarah Calvert Septic/Septex specializes in residential septic system design, inspection and certification for real estate transfers and sales, site and soils evaluation, and general septic consultation in Central Texas. Primary jurisdictions served are Travis, Hays, Bastrop, and Williamson counties, most LCRA jurisdictions, San Leanna, Hays City, Mountain City, City of West Lake Hills, City of Mustang Ridge, TCEQ served areas and other surrounding cities. Inspections are performed in the City of Austin but no design services are offered.
Sarah Calvert is a Registered Sanitarian (RS) with the Department of State Health Services. She also holds a site evaluator license (SE) from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Certified Pool Operator license (CPO). She has also been a designated representative for Travis County and the City of Austin before beginning private consultations.
Designs require on site consultation and excavation of test pits to determine appropriate system selection. Two to three site visits are normally required prior to permit submittal. The permitting process typically requires 5 to 6 weeks once plans are submitted to the local jurisdiction with few exceptions. Advance planning is a must to assure your permits are approved on a timely basis.
Septic inspections/certifications typically require 2 to 3 days advance notice. Obtaining septic records from the appropriate jurisdiction is necessary to assure a thorough inspection. During the inspection process it is necessary to pump and clean tanks in order to properly inspect the OSSF. We will coordinate the pumping with a pumper of your choice or if desired arrange the pump out for you.
Site and soils evaluation help determine if a site is suitable for a planned septic system. Evaluation may require the use of a backhoe to dig test excavations to determine system type.
Consultations evaluate problem systems, feasibility of remodeling projects, change of use, or additional of additional bedrooms or living space
When contacting SepTex it is recommended that you include the site address and legal description of the property in question. This helps expedite requests for records and setting up appointments.
In the near future look for the web site to expand as we strive to provide detailed information about permitting, inspecting, soils evaluation, and consultation.
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