Our neighbourhood is looking at having a sewer main brought into it. At
this time, the entire subdivision (19 homes in total) are all on septic
systems. I have no problems with my septic system, but others have
experienced some problems and are anxious to connect.
If there was no cost to me, I wouldn't care, but there is one option that
only requires a 60% majority and results in everyone having to pay for the
sewer main, which could be in the order fo $20K-$25K, whether they connect
or not. This is the option I'm trying to avoid.
I've searched the archives and I've searched the internet, but I'm unable to
find any information about the Return on Investment for this type of home
improvement. Nor can I find any information about price differential for
houses that have (or don't have) sewer connections.
So, what I'm looking for is some evidence, one way or the other, for:
a) the ROI of replacing a septic system with a sewer system
b) the increase (or decrease) in property values when replacing a septic
system with a sewer system.
Hopefully the knowledge of the many will enlighten this mind...
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