Main sewage line backed up?


Old 07-07-07, 04:43 PM
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Main sewage line backed up?

We have been living in our house for about a month now. The house is brand new and has a septic tank. We haven't had much rain here in the south and once we got some good thunderstorms the ground around the septic tank settled. They are going to come and fill it in with dirt. The problem is that all day today there was a steady rain and water runs in the direction of where the ground settled by the septic tank. It filled up the sunken areas and I noticed that the toilet closest to the septic tank and main sewage line does not flush well. The other bathroom toilet flushes ok for now. The house is all on one level. I opened the access to the main sewage line and there is water all in it. Is this a result from all of the rain and the water just sitting there or something is wrong with the septic tank/septic pump?
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Old 07-07-07, 10:03 PM
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Do you know what kind of system you have? You said you thought you had a septic pump. Is it a lift pump or part of the system?

If water is backed up to the clean out it will cause issues for toilets and drains. Depending on your system it may just take a few days for it to sink all the rain water.

Just watch your lowest drain in the house to make sure it doesn't start to overflow.
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