To protect the health of the streams in the Town of Ashland and the Chesapeake Bay, the Town has an ordinance requiring that septic tanks located in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas (CBPAs) be pumped-out at least once every five years [Section 4.1-209(b)(5)]. According to State law, the Town keeps track of compliance with this requirement. The Town sends reminders to owners of septic tanks in the CBPAs indicating that a pump out is required. If you receive such a letter please have your system pumped out at your soonest convenience.
Please call the Planning Department at (804) 798-1073 if you have questions.