Originally Posted by jockeyjumper101
Hi there, I'm buying a house, and there is just enough room to one or two horses. The only problem the feild is over top of the septic feild. I've read quite abit about this and most people say it shouldn't be a problem as long as I don't let the feild get to muddy. Any comments? There is also a well on the property..someone mentioned horses could contaminate it if they get to close?
All feedback would be great ASAP as the final date to get out of the deal is today!
It really depends on the quality of your septic field and well. If the well is properly sealed, grouted into bedrock and has a vermin proof cap on it, the horse will not contaminate it. Same goes for septic -- if it is properly sloped with correct grades of gravel below and above it shouldn't be a problem either. HOWEVER, lots and lots of older properties do not have either of these constructed properly. If you don't have the construction information on the utilities, then don't count on them being good enough for this type of environment.