|Re: Zoning patterns septic sub thread||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Liz Ryan Cole (lizryancoleme.com)|
|Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:16:07 -0800 (PST)|
We explored composing toilets and concluded that they were astronomically expensive. We have a designed and approved (but not yet installed) septic system (also in a rural area, but in NH not VT, so different rules). If any folks can tell us (and I'll contact the Cobb Hill folks directly) about their experience with composting toilets we would really appreciate it. please reply directly as I bet there are not many working with septic systems. thanks liz Liz Ryan Cole lizryancole [at] me.com Pinnacle Cohousing at Loch Lyme Lodge Lyme, NH Home 802.785.4124 Work 802.831.1240 Lodge 603-795-2141 I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ― E.B. White On Dec 17, 2013, at 8:51 AM, Fred-List manager wrote: FanningandCate <FanningandCate [at] VALLEY.NET> is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org> -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Here at Cobb Hill Cohousing in Hartland, VT http://www.cobbhill.org/ (where there is a unit for sale) we have composting toilets and therefore, a much smaller-than-normal leach field. Our community was built to explore ways to live more sustainably and the composting toilets have worked out very well: they do not smell, the system requires minimal maintenance, and we use about 1/3 the water a community our size would use with regular toilets. The selection of composting toilets was a deliberate choice to reduce our environmental footprint, even though there is (for now) plenty of water in the northeast. Here is the website of our Phoenix toilets: http://www.compostingtoilet.com/ You will need to work with your state with regard to the leach field requirements. Best, Margaret Fanning --- You wrote: Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 17:59:49 -0700 From: Joyce Thompson <revjat [at] gmail.com> Subject: [C-L]_ Zoning patterns To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org ... <snip> ... Unlike urban areas, our water will come from wells, and septic systems will handle sewage. This seems to be an unusual model for cohousing. Have any of you created cohousing in a rural area with these kinds of systems? --- end of quote --- _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
Zoning patterns Joyce Thompson, December 14 2013
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- Re: Zoning patterns Fred-List manager, December 17 2013
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