Septic Systems Info

Lovely Virginia Country HomeSo you’ve decided to move from the “city” to your dream county home.  There are a few things different about county living than city living with one of the majors being septic systems.  The good news: Most of the homes I sell now have indoor plumbing! I can remember using “outhouses” in the 1960’s.  For this post we’ll consider existing traditional gravity fed septic systems and explore alternatives and choosing the type of septic systems in a future posts.

For years we’ve been using home septic systems in Virginia but have you ever wonder how they work?  Here’s  a link to how septic systems work! I’ve lived in the country with septic systems for years but my bride hasn’t.  We often have “discussions” about what to put down the kitchen sink.   I’m often say, “Don’t put anything down the sink you wouldn’t put in your stomach.” (animal fat, bones, egg shells, etc.).  So here’s what the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Extension Service have to say about  septic system.   I also like this quick reference.   If you have specific questions, contact your local health department and/or Virginia Cooperative Extension!  Ask lots of questions and see if you can locate the original and any additional septic permits for your home.



About James Friend Dickerson

Real Estate Consultant As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts you first providing rigidly flexible service. James Dickerson provides a high level of service designed to fit each individual clients needs. Having received many awards from both the local Association of REALTORS and RE/MAX International, James is recognized as an authority on the local real estate market. The highest form of recognition James receives continues to be the many repeat clients who seek out his services time after time plus sending their relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors to James for their real estate needs. Contact James today for an interview to discuss your real estate needs. James is a licensed real estate sales person in the Commonwealth of Virginia with Charlottesville Solutions. Personal As a Central Virginia native (Born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle and Louisa Counties), James' youth was filled with extra-curricular activities and organizations centered around school, church and the Boy Scouts of America. A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in Forestry and Wildlife Management, James' non-real estate activities include spending time with family & friends, traveling, stalking deer & spring gobblers, fly fishing, church and Masonic activities. James and his lovely bride Karen live between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in the Green Springs area of Louisa County. Their dog Sammy passed away so they'll be adopting another dog soon through
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