Those who are unfamiliar with septic systems often quickly dismiss purchasing a property having one, which although understandable, is unnecessary. Here is some info on septic systems. I am not an expert, but want to share some interesting points which may help you.
Allstate Insurance’s “Allstate Blog” has a great article explaining the basics “What to Know When Buying a House with a Septic System“, and so does the EPA “How Your Septic System Works”.
Economical and Eco-Friendly?
Yes, check out these articles from the EPA…
Economical? Yes! In a nearby township, the sewer fee is $250/annually. No matter how much, or how little, it is used the property owner will always pay the amount set by the local sewer authority. On the other hand, a septic system with “regular maintenance fees of $250 to $500 every three to five years” can be more economical, especially if the user is careful to send only “biodegradables” into the system. Averaging the fee to $375 per maintenance, and averaging the maintenance to every 4 years, the average owner of a septic system could pay an average of just $94/year compared to $250/year for sewer fee.
I encourage you learn more about septic systems before deciding against one. Thank you.