Posted by Tony Colella on March 23, 2006 at 16:14:02:
Sound pretty crowded for my area (but I am in the mountains with little level land).
The truth will be found in how the septic systems are set up. How many homes per tank and how many bedrooms per system. Quite often we find that older parks put 2 homes on 1 system that is only really set up for a 2 bedroom system. This can not only affect your ability to bring in newer, more modern homes but also the function of the system.
You simply may not have land to replace failed systems with. Newer inspections may not allow you to make the repairs or move new homes in if a system fails. Lots may be eliminated by the authorities if this happens.
Now all this is worst case scenario stuff but go into the deal with eyes wide open. Start with your environmental health dept. (or whatever local gov’t agency title your area has) and see what they have on file for the systems, permits, repairs, complaints etc.