Holding Tanks vs Drain Fields
DH and I are selling our cottage on the river. It is under agreement and today was the house inspection.
This cottage was probably built in the 1920's and added on through the years. The sewage system was probably installed 25 years ago or so. We bought it 10 years ago.
The inspector found that there is only a holding tank, not a drain field and only the toilet is attached to the holding tank, not the gray water, which runs under the cottage. We had no idea about this since we only spent time there in the summer and had no idea how the sewage system was set up.
The REA called us today to tell us what happened at the inspection. We aren't sure what is necessary to comply with local regulations and pass inspection. Can a drain field be added to a holding tank or must the whole thing be dug up and a new system installed? Yikes! I hope not.
I would appreciate any ideas about this.