Alternative Septic Systems - Posted by Arthur
Posted by Arthur on September 16, 2003 at 22:47:53:
I am contemplating purchasing a mobile home park and am in the middle of the feasibility study to determine whether or not THIS deal is worth it? I am getting 8 trailers all are more than 30 years old but people still live in them and to be honest they aren’t that bad, no leaks, just needs paint, carpet those type’s of things. The purchase also comes with 3 single family homes, good condition, needs paint, carpet too, (brick) on 4 acres just off of two major corridors. The area is truely expanding, growth rate in one of the highest in the country, an airport has already been installed and are now expanding it within 3 miles but the park isn’t in the flight pattern, Giant Food Stores, Wa-Wa, CVS, etc…its really growing fast, all of this is why I’m still trying to make it work, oh there is also a morratoriam in this county on mobile home parks. So there are 11 homes, on 11 lots, and 4 acres, 3 drain fields (1) is failing, and two wells. The problem I’m running into is sewage is coming to the surface and I need a fix? I can tap into the county but it is very expensive, over $50K to hook up and even if money wasn’t a problem there is still a timeline of 6 months to a year to get hooked up. Due to the fact that the sewage is already coming to the surface I need an immediate fix that hopefully will last a very long time, (atleast pass the inspection) and will cost little. This is what I’m up against, the property will not accomodate any more drain fields and I can’t tell if the drain fields have lived out their live, I believe I should assume the drain field can’t be repaired, its over 40 years old. The bank won’t finance me if the inspection fails or the county shuts the doors, so if the inspection comes back as failed, they will not loan me the money but if I have a cost effective alternative then they will loan me the money. It just seems there are TOO many positives to let this pass bye thats why I’m continuing to pursue this. Any suggestions or recommmendations? Thanks for any information anyone may have.