Homebuyers on the Island have lots of questions about septic systems, I recently attended a seminar given by a local engineer Doug Cooper regarding septic systems. Doug wrote a very informative piece for the MV Times about owning and maintaining a septic system on Martha’s Vineyard.
Courtesy of the MV Times: Septic system expert has some solid advice for homeowners : Greening Martha : The Martha’s Vineyard Times. What is it about septic systems? They are forgotten until there is trouble, and then they can be a nuisance. What do they do and how do they work? How can we ward off septic trouble before it happens? Septic systems are a part of Vineyard living for most residents, and like a good TV series they do not last forever. Houses within the areas supported by the waste disposal systems of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, and Edgartown are spared the need of a septic system, but outside those areas septic systems are the rule, and knowing how to care for and maintain them can lengthen their life. Read the complete original article at the MV Times.