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According to the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Title 5 generally only requires a cesspool to be replaced if:
1) there are signs of hydraulic failure;
2) it is very close to water supplies (public or private);
3) it is a threat to public safety, health, or the environment;
4) prior to a design flow increase.
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