My mother in law lives in VA on a lot that has an excellent well but it doesn't pass the Health Dept.'s testing for a septic unit. Its a shame that its 2003 and we still have no solution to this problem. Afer contacting the HD and asking them of alternatives for her they suggest we ask our neighbor to the back of her lot if we can have an easement on her property which makes no sense to me. The neighbor is not the friendliest person in the world and when asked about an easment he suggest we sell him the property instead!! We would like to knock down her pre-existing home and start over but the HD said that they will not permit it if the land doesn't perk and if we can't find a solution to a septic. They said an alternative won't work at all but we know for a fact that others in the neighborhood have alternative systems in their home. It has to be a solution to this somewhere! Can anybody help us?