Septic has been pumped twice in last 1.5 months
This is our first home w/a septic system and we're starting to have some issues. So I'm looking for some advice/opinions on what could be the problem.
We've had the home for about 6 years and no problems until recently with all the rain. The house was built around 1969 and the septic system is 'original'. We've had to have it pumped twice in the past 45 days ($150x2=$300!!!) cause the toilets stop flushing and all the drains quit working. Each time we take the lid off the tank, it is completely full of water so we call the septic guy to come pump it. Each time it's pumped, you can hear water rushing back into the tank...not a trickle but more like the garden hose on full blast. The guy says we needs new lateral lines. Why would we need new lines if water is coming back in? To us that means that water is coming in so the lines are not 'clogged'. Can the original drain field be 'saturated' instead or is there something on our tank that should be replaced/inspected to keep the water from flowing back in from the lines?
Also in the past year, we've notice stinky smells coming from our kitchen sink and also when the washing machine drains there is a rotten egg odor. I know there is a new p-trap on the kitchen sink, so why/how could odors come up from the septic? Or is this a sign of something else?
thanks in advance,
April in Owasso, OK