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    Default Above Ground Septic Stystem for remote Cabin

    Does anyone have any information on these or know the requirements for putting one in?
    My cabin sits on a low water table and near a creek that supports Salmon. The seller disclosed that to have an above ground septic system(1000gal above ground) permanently placed on the property would cost around 20K. I don’t think I need something this large. From what I have gathered so far, and worked out on paper. I could use a 350-500 Gal plastic septic tank placed under the cabin to catch waste. I know I would either have to have it pumped every fall to prevent freeze up and possible lay a leach line approx 100ft.

    Any thoughts on above ground septic system regulations set by the state? Is this something I can do myself or do I have to have a EPA Inspector from the state give me the thumbs up first and then have a certified person install it.

    Seems pretty easy to do…weekend project, but want to make sure I am good to go....
    Thanks for the information.
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    We use one of these at our cabin http://storburn.ca/ and a greywater system for the sink and shower that consists of a grease trap and leach line. The propane toilet takes a little getting used to but our family has used it for better than 8 years and it works great.
    Jim

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    Call ADEC and they will Talk/send you the information that you are looking for. You can install your own system but you need to have a test hole and a eng. tell you what you need for your leach field, 1000 gallon septic tank is the smallest they will approve. Give em a call.

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    http://dec.alaska.gov/water/wwdp/onsite/homeowners.htm

    ADEC will allow you to install your own system. The link above has the information. Lots of good folks in that group, should be pretty easy to worth with them.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Thanks... I appreciate the information. I knew there had to be some law on this and ADEC seems to be the ones governing this. I wanted to just hook up a 350gal above ground tank and run a leech line out about 100ft..but assumed it soundy risky. It is a remote area..but never know whos watching.

    Thanks, I will call them tomorrow and find out the details. I still want to go with a smaller tank and hope they understand this is a seasonal cabin.
    DH
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    And God said, let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

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    Talk with Jeff Garness, Garness Engineering on Tudor Road in Anchorage. This is right in his ballpark and he has some great hunting stories to tell you as a bonus.

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