Unbeknownst to most folks, in 2015, the NC legislature passed a law aimed at reducing regulatory burdens. Sounds great, right? If you know anything about the drive to reduce regulatory burdens, you know that the kickback from such actions is often corruption. Unfortunately, some people, when not watched, will ignore health and safety regulations. The 2015 law included new laws that allow residents to install septic systems using their engineer as the installer and inspector, rather than going through their local health department.
Although NC Leaks can't speak for every instance of this law being used, we know of one in which this engineer option is very possibly being used to circumvent established public and environmental health laws. More to come as we gather info!