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Old 04-28-2018, 05:12 AM
 
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Rich folks in the Hamptons with golden toilet seats can afford this.
No fair! I want a gold toilet seat.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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No fair! I want a gold toilet seat.
How about DIY genuine gold tone?


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Old 04-28-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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I read it again, and leach fields were mentioned...so youíre right imagine if something like the following had to be dug up?




And of course...the only thing that can be above it is grass.

CAN I BUILD OVER MY LEACH FIELD?
You will not want to use a leach field for building, growing food or leisure time because it could have sewage water in it at any time. In addition, paving over the top of a leach field seals it and defeats its purpose. Building gardens or field flowers over the top of a leach field will result in clogging the tiny perforations in the pipes. Grass that is kept short is ok because will take much longer to clog pipes, but any type of plant where its roots can cause damage is not a good idea. Overall, it is not recommended to build over your leach filed and you should also not put anything heavy on top of it, such as parking a vehicle.
This is clueless political disconnect at its finest. If you're in an area in Suffolk with poor drainage (we have a client in 11780 who has clay) they are hosed. Compete and utter BS. I can understand bring these online when a new home is built, or if the BOH requires a larger system because additional bedrooms are being added in an extension. That makes sense. But what happens to the young family in Shirley or Medford which doesn't have a lot of money or little equity in their home? There are only so many subsidies.
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Old 04-28-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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This is clueless political disconnect at its finest. If you're in an area in Suffolk with poor drainage (we have a client in 11780 who has clay) they are hosed. Compete and utter BS. I can understand bring these online when a new home is built, or if the BOH requires a larger system because additional bedrooms are being added in an extension. That makes sense. But what happens to the young family in Shirley or Medford which doesn't have a lot of money or little equity in their home? There are only so many subsidies.
I doubt it would be mandated for existing homeowners. The big question - is the home or the homeowner grandfathered in? If the former, fine. If the latter, itíll make a home harder to sell.
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:16 PM
 
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I doubt it would be mandated for existing homeowners. The big question - is the home or the homeowner grandfathered in? If the former, fine. If the latter, itíll make a home harder to sell.
When I was reading about this last year, there was mention of consideration that homes would need to be converted prior to selling. I hope that doesn't happen.
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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Require electricity (more fossil fuel created pollution into the air) and, according to the article, maintenance plans to service them. The maintenance plans weren't that cheap, either.

The sewer scandal has passed, they need to stop blaming that. It is time to upgrade all of Suffolk to sewers.
agreed. I read the article in today's paper , very informative.
Seems that the initial costs for these systems can escalate to 30k, and many of the systems being offered are not foolproof. The performance of one system mentioned badly degrades if bleach is being deposited in the system . How do we keep our underwear white ??
costs for maintenance/warranties are 2k /year, and parts are really expensive to replace. Systems use electric power, so your already high LIPA bill will rise .It's hard to monitor if the system is functioning properly, etc. etc.
How can this be forced down our throats ?
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Old 04-29-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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There is no way existing homeowners would be forced to convert.
At least not at their expense anyway.
Every politician knows that would be political suicide.

I can see it for new construction or major renovations.
Probably grants and/or tax benefits for voluntary (or emergency?) existing system upgrades.
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