|Re: Septic systems........||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Brian Tremback (brian.trembackgmail.com)|
|Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:04:10 -0800 (PST)|
Hi Kayelily, As someone who has been designing on-site wastewater systems for almost 30 years (ranging in size from ones serving single-family homes to ones serving multifamily housing and schools), using one or more systems for your planned cohousing community seems reasonable and certainly not an environmental concern if properly sited, designed, and maintained. Because you'll need soils that are permeable and have adequate depth to the groundwater table, this will need to be on the list of requirements when searching for land. Your best bet will be to get in touch with a reputable civil engineer in the area to get an idea of probable construction costs as well as the cost for his/her services for design and permitting. Also, if municipal water is not available, you'll need to provide your own on-site water system. Depth of well and the need for storage and treatment will affect the cost. You may be able to get a feel for what you might encounter by talking with local well drillers. Although our cohousing community is connected to municipal sewer and water, other cohousing communities in Vermont - Ten Stones, Cobb Hill, Champlain Valley - use on-site systems. You might be able to get some good insights from them. Best of luck with your project, Brian Tremback Burlington Cohousing Burlington, VT > Message: 1 > Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:46:09 -0500 > From: Cohousing <cohousing [at] mindspring.com> > To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org > Subject: [C-L]_ Septic systems........ > Message-ID: <81027813-CBAD-4285-9215-74ED9C360A0D [at] mindspring.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii > > We at Raleigh Cohousing, a forming group searching for land and finding beautiful land but no municipal water and sewer nearby to hook into, want to know from this group if any of you had to put in septic systems or a centralized septic system on your cohousing property? > > If so, please tell me in general, if you can, the amount of acreage the septic tanks and leaching fields took and the cost? I know it varies from state to state, county to county, etc. > > If a centralized treatment system, what was the cost of the system, installation and maintenance involved? > > Thanks for your help! > > > Kayelily and the land team! > Raleigh-cohousing.com <http://raleigh-cohousing.com/>
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