Septic Field options
A similar issue was recently posted, but the answers were so helpful, I thought I'd post my problem with specifics.
The lot on which I'd like to build has no city sewage so I need both a septic field and reserve field. Basically, the entire lot is a ravine that runs along the road and the county will not permit a septic field on almost any of the property.
Here, I think, are my options. There's enough room (BARELY) for the main septic field and house (I'll need variances even for this...). I could put the reserve field (or second field) since it would actually need to be installed) under the house. A neighbor just did this.
There are three other homes which access their property by using a driveway that crosses my property. There's no legal easement for this driveway. Although it's quite a distance away (200 feet and above the grade of the house) there is, I believe, AMPLE space for a reserve field on the property behind my lot (they are multi-acre lots).
I was thinking about proposing a legal easement giving the neighbors behind access to their property in exchange for an easement to a reserve field on their property which I strongly suspect would never be used/built.