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Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD
The answer from Google...
FHA will accept the state/local distance requirements for well/septic systems as long as they are not less than 75 feet between the well and septic tank drain field. The minimum from the well to a roadway or property line of anything other than a single family home can't be less than 10 feet.

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Apr 13, 2020 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I assume it's a regional question, yet a federal loan so maybe there's a minimum standard? Rarely an issue in San Diego Proper.

Apr 13, 2020 08:05 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Roy may have your answer here. 

IDK.

Parked and Reading. 

Apr 13, 2020 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It's county by county here Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate and the agency to deal with in our area is Community Health.

Apr 13, 2020 08:03 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You may want to ask a local, versed home inspector with septic tank experience Fred or FHA lender.

Apr 13, 2020 08:26 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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You would think that if it passes the local code then it would be okay, but then we are working with the feds here.

As a seller I prefer to never enter that mine field.

Apr 13, 2020 10:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Great question.  I have not come across this one yet, but I think Roy Kelley hit the nail on the head with this one!

Apr 13, 2020 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

In our town there must be 100' distance (leaching field & septic tank) from the well. I believe the State requirement is 50' from septic tank, 100' from leaching field and 100' from a privy.

Apr 13, 2020 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Appraiser better know also. I certainly don't. Haven't had to come up in ages.

Apr 13, 2020 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I believe it to be 100 ft

Apr 13, 2020 09:11 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Those who work in rural areas are best suited to answer this question.

Apr 13, 2020 09:02 AM
Rainer
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

100 feet here

Apr 13, 2020 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I think that Roy Kelley has your answer.  A

Apr 13, 2020 10:06 AM
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Fred, Not a well but a cistern for me a few years back.  Per the underwriter, the code was 100 ft.  However, as others have mentioned, if it meets LOCAL code that can be overridden.  I got a copy of the county permit approval for the system that reported 90' distance and that it was acceptable.  Loan approved and happy buyers.  Bill

Apr 13, 2020 03:44 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Two hundred feet is the standard Florida code- what county? You might be able to get a well expert to say the well is upstream, higher grade than the septic by a number of feet double what you are short- say it's 180 feet away but 42 feet higher. - Reason being is how to say nicely stuff runs down hill, including domestic animals. My suggestion is get buyer to switch to a conventional 97% loan ASAP as getting a FHA exception in this time of coronavirus is going to stall you 

Apr 13, 2020 03:36 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I think it's rather a local/town regulation. 

Apr 13, 2020 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Apr 14, 2020 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

6 feet?

I have no idea.

Apr 14, 2020 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

100 feet here but there is a however if approved by the State of NH with proof of a stamped septic approval. The key is the septic has to be at a lower elevation than the well as there is many non conforming lots in rural NH where there isnt 100 feet from one end of property to other. 

Apr 14, 2020 05:32 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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100, I thought but, not sure if state regulations, if more restrictive, stand. 

Apr 13, 2020 10:07 PM