Re: Septic systems........ to Kayelily
From: Liz Ryan Cole (
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:08:00 -0800 (PST)
Kayelily - is there a way to write to you without having to reply to the entire 

Septic is a good example of a need that rural coho has that probably doesn’t 
cross the minds of our more urban cohousing friends.  :)


LizRyanCole [at]
Pinnacle Cohousing at Loch Lyme Lodge
Lyme, NH

On Dec 27, 2016, at 4:53 PM, Chris Rowe <chr [at]> wrote:

Here at Cobb Hill cohousing we do not have municipal water or sewer. For
sewer we were able to get away with a smaller leach field by using
composting toilets.

I don't have the details about size and cost but if you are interested in
that approach I could try and get some more info for you.

On Tue, Dec 27, 2016, 4:26 PM Linda H <linda [at]> wrote:

> I'm a Village Hearth member who joined after decisions  made as to
> search parameters, so I may not have this right, but I think looking for
> city sewer was necessary because legally the leach field would have had
> to be many acres. I expect you know Pat and Margaret. You should ask
> them. You probably need to know the right questions to ask when talking
> to the county planners.
> Yours,
> Linda
>> 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!
>> <>

Results generated by Tiger Technologies Web hosting using MHonArc.