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Old 09-26-2015, 06:34 AM
 
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:17 AM
 
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Yes it can. 5-10k is actually a fairly low figure (depending on location, ease of access, size of tank, etc.). My family business specializes in septic system installs in the Reno area (PM me for more info).

Not to shock anyone, but if you need an engineered septic system due to poor percolation of the soil you can be looking at $25-30k!
It might be better to live in one of the new housing tracts where the county takes care of all of your utilities and sewer/
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:13 AM
 
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It might be better to live in one of the new housing tracts where the county takes care of all of your utilities and sewer/
Speaking as someone whose 25 year old septic system just passed inspection for our sale yesterday, let me say we're more than happy to pay too much for a little excavation and a hunk of concrete at our new home precisely to avoid one of those housing tracts!
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:22 PM
 
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Speaking as someone whose 25 year old septic system just passed inspection for our sale yesterday, let me say we're more than happy to pay too much for a little excavation and a hunk of concrete at our new home precisely to avoid one of those housing tracts!
I'ts going in the direction I have no control of. Most of the houses i see that i like are in rural areas and there is no way of getting away from a septic tank, well or propane. So be it I will have to have those things instead of county water & sewer, gas company but at least I will be in an area with privacy with little or no people and traffic to bother me.
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Old 08-13-2016, 06:38 PM
 
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We have lived full time with our well and septic system for 17 years, and both were installed when we began coming here summers ten years earlier. Never had a problem with either, with the exception of replacing the pressure tank, just a few hundred dollars. If your water is as good as ours you'd take a couple gallons with you on trips. Ours is so soft we've never had a build up in our faucets, etc.

Of course, some folks have terrible water and low volume. There's not much you can do if you are drilling in an area with low quality water. But lots of folks live with both those problems and are happy to do so to escape the crowded city life.

The idea of not being able to get away from those things usually springs from a lifetime of city life. We're from the D.C. area and it took about an hour to adjust to the beauty, the peace and the freedom of rural life.

So you've got something positive to look forward to. I suggest you step outside a couple hours after dark on your first clear night and look up. That should improve your outlook on country living.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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We have lived full time with our well and septic system for 17 years, and both were installed when we began coming here summers ten years earlier. Never had a problem with either, with the exception of replacing the pressure tank, just a few hundred dollars. If your water is as good as ours you'd take a couple gallons with you on trips. Ours is so soft we've never had a build up in our faucets, etc.

Of course, some folks have terrible water and low volume. There's not much you can do if you are drilling in an area with low quality water. But lots of folks live with both those problems and are happy to do so to escape the crowded city life.

The idea of not being able to get away from those things usually springs from a lifetime of city life. We're from the D.C. area and it took about an hour to adjust to the beauty, the peace and the freedom of rural life.

So you've got something positive to look forward to. I suggest you step outside a couple hours after dark on your first clear night and look up. That should improve your outlook on country living.
I am in California and have hard water. It leaves spots on everything and eats faucets. This water does not come from the well. It comes from a water company.
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