Re: Experience with community sanitary systems?
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:00:15 -0700 (PDT)
On cohousing-L:
On 13 Jul 2020 Craig Herb (

>Wondering if anyone out there has had experience with community sanitary
>systems/micro sewer systems (some call them Small Community Wastewater
>Cluster Systems.)

On 15 Jul 2020 Bob Morrison ( wrote

>  Here at Mosaic Commons, we have two cohos with 68 units total. We have a
>private septic system that uses the Bioclere process. It has mostly worked out
>OK. We can't put anything other than bodily waste and toilet paper down our
>toilets. For example, if we put strong cleaning compounds down our drains, they
>can kill the good bacteria that are essential to the septic process.
>  Private water and sewer systems are expensive, in both capital and operating
>costs. Municipal systems are less expensive per household due to economy of
>Bob MorrisonMosaic Commons CohousingBerlin, MA

I found:

Hundredfold Farm cohousing uses "Integrated Water Conservation Strategies"
as I recall to maong other things allow denser development.  See

Former Coho-us president,  Bill Hartzell <wahartzell [at]> ,
showed us and explained the system when we visited after the Durham


Fred H. Olson  Minneapolis,MN 55411  USA        (near north Mpls)
     Email:        fholson at      612-588-9532
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