Percolation test definition

Percolation test means a subsurface soil test at the depth of a proposed absorption system or similar component of an OWTS to determine the water absorption capability of the soil, the results of which are normally expressed as the rate at which one inch of water is absorbed. The rate is expressed in minutes per inch.
Percolation test means a method of testing water absorption of the soil. The test is conducted with clean water and test results can be used to establish the dispersal system design.
Percolation test means the determination of the suitability of an area for subsurface wastewater effluent disposal by a standardized test of the rate at which the undisturbed soil in an excavated pit or hole of standard size will absorb liquid per unit of surface area.

Examples of Percolation test in a sentence

  • Percolation test holes shall be 4 to 12 inches in diameter and to the same depth as the proposed absorption trenches (not to exceed 36 inches in depth).

  • Percolation test procedures shall be established by policy of the Health Officer.


More Definitions of Percolation test

Percolation test means the method used to measure the percolation rate of water into soil as described in the Manual for On-Site Sewage Management Systems.
Percolation test means a falling water level procedure used to determine the ability of soils to absorb primary treated wastewater. (See Appendix B.)
Percolation test means the method used to measure the permeability of the soil by measuring the percolation rate as described in these rules. This is sometimes referred to as a "perc test".
Percolation test means a subsurface soil test at the depth of a proposed absorption system or similar component of an OWTS to determine the water absorption capability of the soil, the
Percolation test means the method used to measure the percolation rate of water into soil as described in Appendix A.
Percolation test means a standardized water test used to determine the rate of water absorption by soil.
Percolation test means the method used to measure the percolation rate of water into soil as described in these rules.