Buying a Home with a Private Well and Septic System

Amy Galford, a water resources educator, discusses specific issues associated with inspections of water wells and septic systems when buying or selling rural homes and farms.
Buying a Home with a Private Well and Septic System - Webinars
Skill Level: Beginner
Language: English

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Recorded: March 30, 2016, 10:10 AM - 11:10 AM

Homes in rural and suburban areas often rely on private wells for the household water supply and on-lot septic systems for wastewater management. A buyer may not notice problems with these essential systems when purchasing a home, or problems with them can derail a mortgage and closing. This presentation will cover some basics about how these systems work, inspection and testing options, and examples from Pennsylvania.

Time Log for Recorded Webinar (link near bottom of page)

  • 00:00 - Introduction
  • 6:04 - Researching land use and home inspections
  • 18:55 - Public water and sewer
  • 21:04 - Private water supply, testing, and treatment
  • 39:30 - On-site wastewater treatment
  • 45:02 - Financial assistance
  • 47:34 - Q&A


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