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      Blog :: 04-2014

      Septic Systems: How They Work and How to Keep Them Working

      Septic Systems are, for most of us in Vermont, critical.

      When buying a home or commercial property, knowing as much about the septic system you're buying can be huge.

      While standard home inspections cover the building itself, and some buyers will ask the septic tank be pumped and inspected, few well understand the leaching system in the ground and what ramifications a failed system can have on their bank accounts.

      Septic System Anatomy

      Septic System Anatomy

      While at a septic tank pumping and inspection this week, Stuart Silloway, the self proclaimed "Wizard of Ooze" and owner of Silloway Septic Service out of Randolph, VT generously shared this wonderfully illustrated State of Vermont Septic Systems pamphlet from way back in 1978.

      Times have changed a lot and inflation has brought up the quoted septic related costs dramatically:  engineering and installing a new system today might run as little as $10,000 (vs $900-$1,600 in 1978) for an in-ground system to $30,000 or more (vs $6,000-$7,000 in 1978) for a pre-filtration above ground mound system, substantially more for larger commercial systems).

      The basics remain the same and this informational piece may help you better understand this important, fundamental subject for both property owners and purchasers given related potential homeowner and business owner expenses, among the highest property related expenses.

      1978 State of Vermont Agency of Environmental Conservation Septic Systems Pamphlet b_Page_01

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