Not Familiar With How a Septic System Works?
Wondering what you should do when you purchase a home that is not connected to public sewer?
If you are working with REALTOR, he/she should be aware of the laws regarding septic tank disclosures and make sure your offer/contract addresses the septic system.
In the Tennessee area, septic systems are based on number of bedrooms, not bathrooms. The tank holds the solid waste and the liquids drain from the tank out into the field lines(filled with gravel and also underground) The number of field lines determines the number of bedrooms that the system can handle. One field line per bedroom. The bedroom measurement is used rather than bathrooms as it is a measure of how many people can typically live…