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Old 07-16-2012, 07:05 PM
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My family really likes the Medfield Estates neighborhood, but we've never lived in a house without city water and sewer. My parents have some horror stories from their experience back in the 70's, which makes me wary, but I have to think technology has improved things. Does anyone know about the the frequency of problems with the well or septics in Medfield?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:33 AM
Location: Wake Forest
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I do no know specifically about Medfield, but I can tell you about community well and septic in my neighborhood. We have lived here 7 years, and the community well aspect is very nice. We pay very littler per month (averages around 20 dollars) and it is nice that someone else takes care of the well and any issues with it. The first year we moved in the well went dry, and the company that owns it ended up having to truck water into our neighborhood daily for 6 months while they hooked us up to another well.

Septic, we are all on that. Individual septic, not community. We have not had any problems, and the way that septic systems are done today, they seem to be less problematic than in the past. Just take care and do regular maintenance.

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:36 AM
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We have a community well and individual septic tanks in my neighborhood also. The community well gives us great tasting water (no chlorine smell). We do have a whole house filtration unit in the crawlspace to take out the sediment, but others in the neighborhood do not and do not notice it. Our septic system has worked great and we pay only $300 every 5 years to have it pumped out . . . no monthly sewage charges. We also pay for a trash collection service, but take our recyclables to the Wake County center up the street every 2 weeks.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:04 AM
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I live in Medfield and have community well and Septic. I also have Cary sewer lines in my yard so i have the option to connect in the future. So keep that in mind depending on your house location in Medfield. My septic and water are fine. I do use a filter system on the kitchen faucet to remove impurities(lead/copper). Older homes can mean older lines. If you have the older lines just run the water for a good 30 seconds to clean out stale water. Aqua is pretty good with testing and sending results. I have had no issues so far. We love the neighborhood and the location.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Location: Raleigh
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Default Medfield septic and water

We live in Medfield too. The community well has given us no problems and the company is good at updating us with the water quality. We also had a private contractor check the water quality prior to moving in, and it was all safe and well within proper guidelines. I find the taste much better than the Town of Cary water, which is too chlorinated for my taste (and smell).

We purchased our home from the buyer (no agent), and it turned out that the whole leach field had to be replaced. All is fine now, and we perform the necessary steps to keep it in working order.

I would not hesitate to purchase in this neighborhood! Our neighbors are wonderful, the location is centrally located to all that we need, and the lots provide privacy.

Perform due diligence with a home inspection and get all your questions satisfied in regards to the septic system performance and water quality.

You can DM me with any other questions about the neighborhood. Good luck in your decision!
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