Water Management System
Not sure if this is the correct forum but please help or direct me to where I should be. My DH and I are currently doing a 800 sq ft addition to our home. As part of the addition, our town mandates that we submit a stormwater management plan for any addition over 500 sq ft. We knew not much about it (or the ramifications) and hired an engineer to do testing and come up with a plan. We assumed he would design some drywells (like most of our neighbors have) and that would be the end of it
After doing perc testing in December (!!!), he told us that we had no perc so were not eligible for drywells. Instead, he came up with a $50,000 plan that included storing all this water in a pipe under my driveway and slowly have it drain into the village system. We don't have water problems in our home and never have and are all of a sudden responsive for retrofitting the property for 50k!!! There has got to be another way. Has anyone come up with some sort of affordable stormwater management system on a property that purported has no perc? If I do a perc teste in August will I come up with better numbers?
Much help is needed or please refer me to the forum that can help