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Leach Field Layout

Posted by dwpc (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 20, 13 at 12:34

This is our first home with a septic system. The system is about 18 years old and we've had no issues with it whatsoever. We want to avoid planting or paving over the leach field. I know where the tank and main drain from the house are, but the only indicator for the leach field is a single capped 4" PVC pipe that sticks up a few inches out of the ground about 50 feet from the tank. Is there a way to determine the boundary of the leach field without digging the yard up? Would the city or county have the details on file?

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RE: Leach Field Layout

City or county should have the details on file.

My house was built mid 80's and the details were on file.

RE: Leach Field Layout

It should be easy to see in the dry summertime. You'll have green "stripes" of vegetation with increased growth where the drain lines are in the field.

RE: Leach Field Layout

In my neck of the woods in N Az, there isn't much vegetation to use as a guide. Most "lawns" are pink gravel.

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