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septic and wastewater options in VT

 
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For anyone who has knowledge and a couple minutes...  trying to get a clear sense of what options exist for septic and nontraditional wastewater systems in Vermont. Anyone with experience doing this, especially if you've used an outhouse, a system involving humanure, etc—— all input appreciated.

 
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If you are building a home with the plan that to live in it full time, my understanding is that you'll be expected to build a septic system.  

Camps can be built without septic systems but I am not sure of the details.
 
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Yup I can answer this one too. We should talk. Im not opposed to sub dividing our 80 acres to someone who understands off grid and taking care of land. Jules
 
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Does anyone here professionally research,write and present arguments to permitting departments for alternatives to septic systems? Here's some info: https://buildingadvisor.com/buying-land/septic-systems/alternative-septic-systems/

If not, maybe someone here should start that as a career. People would pay a few hundred rather than $20,000 for an engineered septic system.
 
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If there was no limitation what kind of system would you like to build?

I am going to assume that you would like to tackle 3 things
1) Grow food with the humanure that you collect from your "septic tank"
2) Do away with a septic tank and have a all in one composting system
3) Removing your grey water from the septic tank and drain field, instead watering growing plants.

 
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Jules, here is an alternative I came up with. Of course it's totally illegal, but I'd love to see anyone try to keep me from using my own water I paid for however I see fit.

https://permies.com/t/95197/black-water-system#780165


 
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