Distance from Septic Drainfield? (pool)

onkyokoiJune 29, 2013

I am wanting to get an inground pool and have been looking into setbacks etc
So yesterday I was at my townships office and the lady said that the pool has to be 100 feet away from the drain field, this sounds excessive and im wondering if she was mistaken?
I am located in Chester county PA

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pld03

Visit the Chester County Health Department - keyword "sewage".

Below are the minimum isolation distances for Chester County.

Minimum Isolation Distances for Septic Tanks and Aerobic Tanks to:
Property Line, Easement, or Right-of-Way ...............................................10'
Occupied Buildings, Swimming Pool, and Driveways .............................10'
Individual Water Supply or Water Supply Suction Line ..........................50'
Water Supply Line Under Pressure ...........................................................10'
Streams, Lakes, or Other Surface Waters ..................................................25'
Cisterns used as a Water Supply ................................................................25'
Minimum Isolation Distances for Absorption Areas to:
Property Line, Easement, or Right-of-Way ...............................................10'
Occupied Buildings, Swimming Pools, and Driveways ............................10'
Individual Water Supply or Water Supply Suction Line â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦.100'
Water Supply Line Under Pressure â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦10'
Streams, Lakes, or Other Surface Waters ..................................................50'
Other Active On-Lot Systems ................................................................... 5'
Surface Drainageways, Stormwater Basins, Rain Water Pits ...................10'
Mine Subsidence Areas, Mine Bore Holes, or Sink Holes â¦â¦â¦â¦â¦..100'
Rock Outcrop or Identified Shallow Pinnacle ...........................................10'
Natural or Manmade Slope Greater Than 25% .........................................10'
Cisterns used as a Water Supply.................................................................25'

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 9:01PM
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onkyokoi

Thank you so much!
I'm guessing she was mistaking the 100' Individual water supply for the septic

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 12:16AM
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