Friday, March 21, 2008

Good News - Bad News

Well, we have good news and bad news in regard to the septic system.

The good news - all systems are a go and it is functioning properly. Everything is still connected and together which means no leaks.

Bad news - we've had such a wet winter with all the snow (so much for global warming), and February & March have been very rainy also, the water table has risen.

So that means the leaching field is full of rainwater. We had it all pumped out and it was nothing but dirty rainwater. We pumped it out again today and had the same. All we can do is wait for a dry spell.

On top of this, a huge amount of the rainwater that comes off the house flows right over the leaching field. Unfortunately the only possible place to put the septic system is where it's at. It would be nice to hook onto the city sewer system, but the city would have to spend about $8K - $10K to get the sewer line to our house and we would have to cough up about $2K to run the line from the house to the main.

Maybe one of these days we'll be able to do it.

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