Riverside County Local Area Management Program (LAMP) requires that you must notify this Department of any percolation testing to be conducted in the County of Riverside. At the time of testing, an Environmental Health Specialist from the Department may be present to observe the testing procedure.
On January 16, 2020, the Regional Water Quality Control Board voted to revise the exemptions to the Quail Valley Onsite Septic Tank-subsurface disposal system prohibition of discharges from new septic systems (resolution number R8-2020-0004). Once approved by the State, the change will allow new onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) that meet the criteria of the LAMP, to be installed in areas of Quail Valley other than sub-areas 4 and 9.
For a property in the Quail Valley area to be considered for an OWTS, all percolation testing will be required to be observed by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) staff, otherwise the percolation report will not be accepted. As part of the normal notification of a pending percolation test in Quail Valley, you must inform the office that this property is in Quail Valley and request a specialist to be present.
DEH will require the following for percolation testing in Quail Valley:
- Submit completed land use application and fee of $558.00
- Provide your Professional of Record registration number
- Obtain a percolation confirmation number (Issued after payment is received)
- Provide notification to the DEH at least two business days prior to commencement of the percolation testing. Call (951) 955-8980
- All testing must be completed Monday thru Friday during normal business hours
When submitting an OWTS application to the Department of Environmental Health the following will be required:
- Building permit transmittal/documentation from the City of Menifee (951) 672-6777
- Percolation report
- Grading plan/site plan with OWTS design
- Floor plan of house/building
- Payment of fees for OWTS submittal
Note: Additional information may be required at time of official submittal.