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Old 04-27-2017, 08:40 PM
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Can someone tell me the high end of what it would cost to install a septic system on property, in Wassilla, that has a high water table and poor soil samples. I heard it can be up to $25,000 is this true. I know an average septic with good soil would be $8,000 or less. This would be for a single family home of about 2,000-2,500 sq ft.
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:47 AM
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (most of the time)
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Your best bet is to not go for a septic tank - you'll have to build high ground for that (and more) and it'll cost you a lot (could be up to $50,000 according to a friend of mine that works in the field).

A holding tank and pumping will be the cheapest (atleast in the shorter run).
Is there a specfic reason you want to install a septic system?
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:43 AM
Location: Palmer
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It depends on how high the water table is. I'm assuming you have had a test hole and perk test because you say you have poor soil samples. If not you need to do a test hole to determine the level of the water table. You may be able to install a somewhat conventional system, a mound with a lift station, depending on what you find. Even that will run you at least $15K compared to 8-10 for a standard system. When you get into the high tech systems that you an install right in the ground water you are looking at $25K or more.
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:32 PM
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The test came back with a high water table, is the biggest problem. I'm trying to sell some property and the soil samples are poor with a high water table. The buyer wants to put duplex's on the property. Apparently they say it would be costly for a septic. but then I am not the one deciding to put duplexes on the property, and they should foot the cost of the septic. This is why I wanted to figure out if I should hold off for an offer from someone that wants to build a single family home. The location of the property is in a favorable area of Wassilla. In the Alaskan Bush the septic goes on top the sand pad, which is an option for this property.
Would you say an average cost of a normal septic is around $8,000?
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Old 05-03-2017, 12:56 PM
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Wasilla is a septic tank
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