Here are links to some resources, businesses and people that may be helpful. Please tell them you found them here… it’s always good for small businesses to know where referrals come from. If you’d like to be listed send me an email.
Septic and Well Testing – Accurate Septic and Well – Rick Wilcockson – 636-262-1303 – firstname.lastname@example.org (N&W)
Septic and Well Testing – Show Me Septic – Chris Chapman – 573-356-6685 – email@example.com (S&W)
Septic – Service, Installation and Testing – A.B.R. Septic Service – Stefenie Rustige – 636-274-0522 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rock Creek Public Sewer District
IMPORTANT! If you are buying a home in the Rock Creek PSD (Some Arnold/Imperial Jefferson County areas) read THIS. A sewer lateral camera inspection is now required prior to the sale of any home in the district. This inspection, if passed, is good for 60 months (another is not needed unless the home is resold and only if beyond that 5-year window. If a problem is found, whoever owns the house will have 60 days to correct the problem at their expense. There is no sewer lateral coopertive program like in many other areas (ouch!). Once a problem is found it conceivably becomes a discloseable defect, and the clock is running for the owner to make repairs, so they have good reason to fix things and continue negotiating in good faith with someone under contract. Such problems will not prevent closing on the house, as money can be escrowed to do the work even after closing, but your agent and title company is better suited to advise on the best way to navigate that.
This program is new and no doubt there will be problems to work through. HUD houses, government/bank owned properties and others where a seller believes they are selling AS-IS will be especially tricky. They will probably not want to pay to do the required inspections – perhaps the cost can be credited back to seller at closing for those one-off situations? Not sure, that’s why your agent needs to help you with that stuff 🙂 . Closing without this mandated inspection could leave a buyer on the hook for big problems and ongoing fines and liens. Please make sure your agent is on top of this and contact the Rock Creek PSD directly to schedule your inspection if you are the seller or insure that it is done if you are the buyer. It would be wise to have this done inside the inspection window as well.
I spoke to Denee at 636-464-3305 and she was extremely helpful. The overall goal is much like mine, to get you to closing with no surprises – but it’s a new program and you’ll want to stay out in front of it. All of this is just my take on things and you should do your own due diligence, involve your agent and verify things with Rock Creek Public Sewer District. If anything seems incorrect please drop me an email so I can correct it.