To Rob Chapman
I happened to be talking yesterdaay to a health department inspector. Composting toilets are a question mark this far north due to low temperatures. The composting breakdown is dependent on maintaining a minimum temperature to maintain the decomposition process. Some kind of solar heat collector is called for.
Sewage lagoons are permissible on 4 acres or larger property. Installation of septic fields are subject to a soil percolation test on the actual site not on typical values or averaged conditions of adjacent properties.