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Good afternoon, and I'm sorry to hear that you are in such a predicament. I have to wonder how anyone got a permit to build the home under those conditions. Usually the County requires an easement for the septic from the owner of the adjacent land, who might've been the owner of both properties one your home was built. You need a good real estate lawyer/litigator in the worst way and you need one quickly. Did you obtain title insurance when you bought your home? If so, you may be able to file a claim on the title policy. You may also have a claim against the former owners who sold you the home without disclosing that the this septic system was on someone else's property. Your lawyer, or the title company attorney is in the best position to research Colorado law on the question of adverse possession. In most states, the adverse possession must be "open and notorious, and against the interests of the other property owner". It is questionable as to whether or not a buried septic system qualifies as "open and notorious". Your local attorneys are the best authorities on that subject.
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I am sorry that you're not satisfied with the answer. You did not ask a question, but merely told me about the unfortunate situation that you are in. We cannot act as your individual attorney and take legal action on your behalf, so the only thing I could do was tell you to obtain a local attorney and why you should have one as soon as possible. I'm sure that you did not realize the legal aspects of buying a home and hence your situation now. Do you have a specific question that you wish me to address now? I will be happy to provide you with more specifics.