Old owner dumped grey water from laundry onto lawn?
We just bought an old (1910) house on the eastern shore of MAryland, about a half block from the bay. We just discovered through an odd sequence of events that the old owner (1) never hooked up a sewer line to the washer, it jsut dumps grey water beneath the house into the sump pump and (2) the sump pump takes the water onto the yard - no gravel pit, just the dirt yard.
We bought the house as-is and had an inspection (which did not catch this).
I assume we are screwed, but it seems like the environmental violation for which he could still be fined would be enough to entice the old owner to pay to have a swer line brought over.