Leech Bed or drainage feild problem


Old 04-13-03, 11:36 AM
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Leech Bed or drainage feild problem

Yes I have a house that is 13 years old and we have a septic tank beside the house but the leech bed is about 50 to 75 yards away from house. There is a pump in the septic tank to pump it to the leech bed because it goes about 40 ft on flat ground then the last 20 ft is up hill to the flat spot were the leech bed is. The problem is I just started mowing this week and in 1 spot in the grass was real high when I mowed over it the area was damp. I went back up to check it a couple days later and it is still damp. It is only a area of about 3x3 that is damp. The pvc line that runs from septic to the distribution box is somewhere in that area but I am not excactly sure. I don't won't to dig and hurt something. We have had alot of rain here in the last couple of weeks about 1 and a half and just quit raining 3 days ago after raining for a week but I think that would be dried up. Where it is damp it is probaly the farest away from distribution box right were it comes over hill. Does anyone have in suggestions on what to do or what to try.
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Old 04-13-03, 02:25 PM
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Just to add a little more info the damp area is a little bigger it is about 3x9 it is a little soggy. It is the farthest point from the distribution box so if it is a drain feild line it is at the very end of it. The ground slopes a little to that area not much but slightly. Like I said in first message that main line that come up hill to distribution box is somewhere in that area. We had some yard work done about 8 years ago and they hit the pvc line going to distribution box and I had to repair it nut not sure of excact location. Thanks again for any info
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If it is the tail end of the field, it may be the rain as you mentioned. I am no expert, my septic tank does not have a leach field.
Old 04-14-03, 05:23 AM
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Let the rain ground water dry out for a few more days, and see if the wet spot remains.
If it's at the end of the drainfield, that's where the open end of the drainfield line ends. If the ground is saturated, it won't allow the lines to drain out through the holes as it would normally.
If the drain system is working O.K. at the house, don't worry about it yet.
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