Holding Tanks at Lake Kahola

holding tanks

So… Out here at the lake…Where does the poop go?

One of the questions we as Lake Kahola real estate agents get asked time and again is about how sewage is handled here at the lake.  We don’t have city water or sewers and we don’t utilize lagoons (for individual houses) or septic tanks.  And we certainly don’t carry it home with us.  (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

Most of our residents here at Lake Kahola have holding tank systems that collect all the sewage and liquids that come from the house. The holding tanks are generally located a few feet from the house buried deep into the ground and vary in size from 500 to 1,500 gallons. This is where the sink water, the toothbrush water, the shower water and yes, the toilet water all end up.

Then, when it is full, you simply have it pumped out by a professional company.  Or, as many of our residents do, you pump it out yourself and dispose of it in our Kahola lagoon.  Sometimes you’ll see several neighbors go in together and buy a mobile holding tank and a pump to share the costs and work load. 

Me?  Nope.  I am happy to pay someone to do it.  That’s just me.  You decide. 

Therefore, making sure you have a functional holding tank system is critical during the purchase process of your cabin at Lake Kahola. We don’t want leaks for various reasons, not the least being that all the houses out here are on well-water systems. So you do the math. 

Lastly, as you go around the lake you will still see quite a few outhouses here and there. In fact, they make for great emergency relief in case your holding tank is full…which you don’t want to happen too often…that I can promise you. So make sure you are in good relations with your neighbors.

To obtain more details, feel free to reach out to me.  I’m here to help.

Chris Lengquist
Ad Astra Realty, Inc
Keller Williams Realty, Diamond Partners, Inc.

Published by Chris Lengquist

Husband. Father. Bicyclist. Jayhawks basketball fan. Real estate guy. I'm thankful for all the challenges I have been given, friends I hold dear and blessings that have been bestowed on me and my family.

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