San Antonio has grown a lot over the years, often around older properties with existing septic systems. As regulations and property lines changed, it became difficult for some property owners to properly maintain their septic systems. Recently we inspected a system that is actually now located on a different property!
In 1981, we installed a septic system off Loop 1604 on the northwest side of San Antonio. At that time, the property was five acres and shared with a neighboring well located more than 2000 feet away.
In March 2015, we were called for a septic inspection before the property was sold. The original five acres had been divided and sold over the years, which caused some interesting problems.
Even though the system appears to be operating properly, it is out of compliance with TCEQ regulations. The homeowner will either need to install a new septic system, or have the home hooked up to San Antonio’s city sewer system.
Whether you are selling your home or the property around it, make sure to schedule a full septic inspection. In most cases your inspector should be able to show you where your septic system is located, and give you a good idea of its condition.
Knowing this information can help you avoid inadvertently violating TCEQ regulations, and save you from having to entirely replace your septic system.
Need expert septic system help? Call us at 830.249.4000 (Boerne) or 210.698.2000 (San Antonio) or contact us online for help.