Septic tank trouble

Old 04-29-01, 03:52 PM
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I have a septic field that is sending water to the top of the ground when we run the shower or laundry. The leak is about 1/2 of the way down the field length. Is there a wat\y to treat the problem with chemicals? Do I need to dig it up and look at it - and if so what am I looking for and should I do when I see it???
Old 04-29-01, 04:08 PM
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The first thing that happens when a septic system begins to fail is septic water bubbling to the top of the ground in the drainfield.
You may need to add a drainfield line, OR replace the whole drainfield.
There is no permanent way to deal with it, except doing either of the above.
Call your local Health Department and have a septic system technician look at your system, and advise what you need to do to solve the problem.
They will have to give you a permit anyway, and then inspect it before the contractor burys it.
Good Luck!

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Sorry oxman, I think your F---ed. Are you sure that the bubble up point is 1/2 way down the drainfield and not coming from the lid of the septic tank itself? If the latter was the case then you may be able to get by with just a tank pumping.

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