New Homes w/Private Wells & Individual Septic Systems

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While not exactly sexy, this is an interesting item from a data and public health perspective.  According to research from the NAHB’s Economics analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC), about 9% of new single-family homes started in 2017 were served by individual wells and more than 16% have private septic systems.  Interestingly, New England has the highest occurrence of septic systems and wells in the nation.  The SOC classifies community or shared water supply/wells as public water rather than individual wells. Nationally, more than 9% of new single-family homes started in 2017 are served by individual wells, and the remaining vast majority of new homes are served by a public water system, including community or shared water supply/wells.  Now you know.

Click here to read the full report at the NAHB’s Eye on Housing.

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