Posted by Joe C. (AR) on March 29, 2006 at 15:21:19:
My buyers will usually take what’s there. If they’ve never had a septic system before, there may be questions and concerns. A visit to the local health dept. or inspection by a qualified technician usually does the trick. Of course, if there is a problem found, it will have to be dealt with properly.
If there is public sewer available, most jurisdictions mandate that the homes be hooked up within a certain period of time, and the old septic system be abandoned. If public sewer is coming to a street, there is usually an assessment of charges against the property owner.
One of the advantage of of public sewer is lot sizes can usually be smaller because leeching isn’t an issue.
Joe C. (AR)