Home inspection for Well and Septic

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Old 04-24-07, 05:44 PM
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Home inspection for Well and Septic

I hope to buy a small cottage by a lake with a well and a private septic system on site.

I am completely clueless about how these things work, and I will be using an inspector I do not know.

Can anyone point me to someplace on line for information on how to evaluate and inspect these systems?
 
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Old 04-24-07, 06:27 PM
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Here's a couple of pretty good articles on septic & wells:

http://inspectnow.com/septic.html
http://www.buyerschoiceinspections.com/Well-Septic-Systems
 
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Old 04-25-07, 05:47 PM
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Thank you SO much.

I think I get the basics of inspecting septic systems.

I am definitely getting a water quality test, and repeating the bacteriological test on my own.

I think I want to ban the use of bleach in the cottage, and maintain a source of bottle water for drinking, in case of emergency.

The place is close to a body of fresh water in New England, the Land of Dowsers, so I think I will skip the water quantity test.
 
 

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