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Old 07-10-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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Default Sewer problems in Union

With all the water problems Union is having - have they ever thought of allowing new construction with well water? Is that even an option there?
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:52 PM
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I do not have the answer to your question but wouldnt well water have the same problem as the ciounty with low water table?
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:14 PM
 
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There is no restriction on building on lots with private wells and septic. If you own a piece of property that will support private wells and septic and the health department will approve your plan, then you could build.

However, the newest developments are of such high density that I don't think they would be approved to put wells that close together. Additionally, some of the land being developed was not previously developed because the soil would not pass the "perk" test (the clay is not acceptable for septic systems). The restrictions that the State of NC has placed on Union County right now are because the sewer plant located in Waxhaw is over capacity and cannot be expanded without the State's approval. County water in the Waxhaw area comes from the Catawba River basin and there are a whole lot of cities fighting over that water (that we have to pull in from South Carolina across York and Lancaster Counties).
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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Do not know about Union but in York County, SC.

Do have a well and septic tank you need to have an acre lot.
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Sout Charlotte
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Two problems-- consumers overwhelmingly want city water and sewer, and builders want smaller lots to build more homes- this is easy to do with city water/sewer, impossible with septic. Septic typically require 3/4 acre, and the price farmers want for their land makes 3/4 acre nearly impossible.

Love UC! And the economic engine that is ticking quite well, Charlotte. The sewer treatment plants will be enlarged. Its just a pause. As an FYI I'm a former builder and current Realtor.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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Default marvinnative

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However, the newest developments are of such high density that I don't think they would be approved to put wells that close together. Additionally, some of the land being developed was not previously developed because the soil would not pass the "perk" test (the clay is not acceptable for septic systems). The restrictions that the State of NC has placed on Union County right now are because the sewer plant located in Waxhaw is over capacity and cannot be expanded without the State's approval. County water in the Waxhaw area comes from the Catawba River basin and there are a whole lot of cities fighting over that water (that we have to pull in from South Carolina across York and Lancaster Counties).
Are you saying the clay is not acceptable if it fails the perk test, or that the clay is completely unacceptable for septic ? If that's the case, with all the red clay there, what do they do for a septic if the whole piece of property is clay ?

Bill
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