Water shut off, inlet pipe still trickling water

Old 12-08-18, 10:33 PM
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Water shut off, inlet pipe still trickling water


Iím rather new to the septic world and am having an issue that hopefully someone can solve since our local person hasnít been able to.

We have had to drain the tank twice within the last two months as water had been completely covering the top and bottom of the inlet pipe. No backup occurred but the toilets werenít flushing as normal.

After the last draining, I noticed that a gradual trickle (several drops per second) were coming out of the inlet pipe into the tank. I found this strange as no one was home and the water hadnít been used in hours. I then turned off the main supply line from the street to the house and still, a trickle of water continued. This has been non-stop since the draining. I replicated the trickle and it was enough to fill a gallon of water within 20 minutes. No wonder the tank is filling!

We currently have 4 toilets, 7 sinks, 2 water heaters, an RO system and a water softener. We live in the desert so rainwater really isnít an issue.

Any help as to where that water could be coming from or any tests we should do would be MUCH appreciated.
Old 12-09-18, 04:36 AM
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Check all the toilets for a slow leak. RO filters create about four times as much waste water as filtered. So, if you use a gallon of RO water per day there is about four gallons of waste water going into your septic. Then there is the water softener. When it regenerates it creates 40-100 gallons of waste water.

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