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Do any of you run on Septic? If so how often do you get it pumped (I know depends on size) and cost? Inn is 8 bedrooms.

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Our township approval is based on an annual pumping...had to do it based on specs, but hey, its not a bad thing! Signs in each bathroom, so hopefully guests are made aware. But we live in a very agriculturally based area (fruit growers, federal/state parks, etc... so we are happy to do it - and the cost goes in the "pile" for the CPA!) wink

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We do, 8 guest rooms plus family quarters. From memory, 2000g septic tank, runs through filter to 1500g pump tank, and then to a distribution box that feeds seven lines of what I think they called "tiles". Those seven lines are small PVC lines and a "tile" looked to me like a five or six concrete blocks glued together. There are about 500 feet of "tiles", in theory the system pumps, those tiles fill, and water has a length of time to seep into the ground before the system cycles again. System has worked for many years without a problem except for a couple of pump replacements over the years. Due to it being older now we general have it pumped once or twice a year just for our peace of mind. Cost to pump I think is $225 or in that range.

There is a light and an alarm that goes off if the system fails to pump (don't know if that is the sort of alarm you mention) has only been an issue when the pump failed, (usually at bedtime in the rain for me), last issue was that the alarm and pump control failed, if you have my type of system that might be something to check.

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Also we have a water alarm that goes off that it looks like old owners ignored. I have the septic getting pumped this week so hopefully thats what it is?

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We have a state of the art mound system that doesn’t need to get pumped, but we pay $249 a year for remote monitoring and an inspection/filter replacement. 

its so high-tech if a toilet is running, we get an alert.

and yes, we’re careful about grease and other things going in. 

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Every year.  Six Rooms.  1000 guests per year.  $249 a pump.

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We do.  3 units plus us.  Don't know the volume.  Haven't pumped since installation about 2002.  Tank was inspected two years ago and we're still good for the foreseeable future.  I'm   v e r y   careful about what goes down.  I towel grease out of pans before washing, don't use conditioner, if bleaching use buckets and deposit outside not down drain.  I'm pretty obsessive.  Guests maybe not so much.  

 

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