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    Septic Repair Area

    HI, I was wondering if anyone has experience with moving or modifying their septic repair area (or reserve leach field to some). Here in MD the county requires 2 repair areas which basically takes up most of the ideal places for a pool. My contractor said I need to go down to the health department and see if there is anything that can be done. It seems like the amount of area they require for reserve is excessive. I was just curious if anyone has ever gotten this done or if it is impossible.
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    Re: Septic Repair Area

    Welcome to the forum.
    My contractor said I need to go down to the health department and see if there is anything that can be done.
    Most governing authorities are INCREDIBLY particular about septic requirements. They are your only hope, however.
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    Re: Septic Repair Area

    Just a quick update. I spoke to the health dept here in MD and they are willing to grant a variance for 1000 sq ft. This would apply only to the pool, any decking wouldn't matter. Just thought I would post in case anyone else has this issue.
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    Re: Septic Repair Area

    That would be a huge pool ... typical residential pools are usually not over 500 sqft.

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    Re: Septic Repair Area

    Nice to hear they were reasonable about it.
    As noted, septic issues can be troublesome - I've had to do two repairs on homes I've owned and with the myriad of rules and issues that came up both of them made me wonder if there would be a way to proceed. (thankfully both worked out).
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