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Old 03-11-2008, 09:39 PM
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I have land in Greene County, NC. It has been like pulling teeth to get help from the county about what alternative septic system may work on my parcel. It was in the 100 year flood a few years back, but the residents directly next to my property were allowed to return to the area to live. Every time I have someone go and out a do a perk test, the answer is no. There must be something I can do to make the land usable for a residence. I am always asked where I want to build, then they do the test. Can't someone tell me where I can build? I have been working on this for several years. It did perk in the same spot before the flood.

Does anyone out there have ideas of what I can do to speed this up. I feel like I am paying on worthless land - a high price, I might ad.

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:52 AM
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Below this is a link to a thorough website on alternative septic systems, which includes chemical treatment of waste, who inspects them, how well they work, and so on. Anytime you buy property for housing, it is wise to make sure you're not in a flood zone, be it within 100-year or 500-year boundaries. I think you could also develop your land into a cash-crop "farm" of flowers, for example, or look into buying part of some adjacent land that will pass septic requirements.

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