Friday, March 2, 2007

What is a Septic System? How does it differ from a city sewer system?

Considering moving to a home on acreage? Often country homes are too far away from public sewer lines and require an individual sewage or septic system to handle wastewater and material. These systems are an integral part of your new home and need to be cared for properly. Having the system replaced can cost between $8,000 and $20,000. Since the tank is underground and cannot always be located in the same location, your yard and landscaping is usually changed when a new system is require.


If you are considering a move to a country or acreage home with a septic system, there are some basic things you should know about how to care for and preserve your septic tank. Rather than outline all the information here, I will direct you to the best resource I have found. It is the Septic Systems Owner’s Guide published by the Minnesota Extension Service. The complete guide is available on-line using the following link: Complete Septic Owners Guide


If you are relocating to Minnesota, are looking for Homes for Sale in Forest Lake and need help from a professional Realtor, give me a call. Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties real estate in Minnesota.

Copyright 2007 terieckholm.com