Checking the condition of a septic system

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      We are in the process of purchasing a 2 acre lot for a doublewide. This lot is a forclosure that already has a septic system. How can we find out what kind of system, what size it is and what repairs might be needed? Since it was a bank forclosure, they do not have any of this information. We have been asked if it is an aerobic?? tank. I have no idea what that is. What should we look for to tell?

      Any information would be greatly appreciated!!

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      John Aldrich1


      Call the local on-site sewage treatment system regulatory agency in your area. If the original owners obtained a permit for the system, the permit will describe the type of system originally proposed, and if the inspector signed the final inspection line on the permit, then there is a good chance that system was installed as originally proposed.

      To determine the suitability of the system to adequately treat the expected sewage flow, contact a local septic system service company and request an inspection of the system, and a report of the system condition.

      John Aldrich (Septic Tank Yank)
      Septic System Consultant
      Timnath, Colorado USA

      » This message has been edited by John Aldrich on 20 November 2003

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