A Near Mistake

In the unrestricted areas I’m looking at, septic, sewer, or lagoon is a huge issue. Apparently there were people who were using very unhealthy means of dumping black water, and the county finally stepped in on that issue. To put it more bluntly they were dumping their raw sewage on the property line or letting it run on to neighboring properties and into waterways. In massive quantities.

If a property is less than three acres, it MUST have a lagoon or city sewer in the state I’m considering (in most, I think). Less than that requires a very expensive septic system. Regulations have changed through the years, and systems that were once approved or ignored are now required to be updated or replaced if a new home is built. If a person is caught, at least. I don’t want to risk being caught. It would be very hard, I think, to request a composting system if I were already viewed as one who tried to circumvent the system and do things illegally and unsanitarily.

Above that, if the septic isn’t state compliant and there is raw sewage on the land, I would have to take that into consideration. Yes, it will degrade in a couple years. But in the meantime it would be a concern to me. It might be safe, but it might not. The idea of someone else’s poop sitting on the back of my small acreage is not appealing at all.

And so, before I will sign any paperwork on the land, I will have a septic inspection done. A clause in my paperwork seems to indicate that if I don’t get it done before I sign, I’ll be stuck with a piece of property that’s immediately lost value due to septic issues. A new septic costs nearly what I would pay for the land!

I’ll wait somewhat impatiently for the inspection tomorrow afternoon. At that point I’ll either sign… or be relieved I didn’t.

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About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

Posted on December 1, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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