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drainfield

[dreyn-feeld] /ˈdreɪnˌfild/
noun
1.
an open area, the soil of which absorbs the contents of a septic tank.
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  • Don't park cars and trucks on the drainfield or septic tank.
  • The system design will show the proposed location of the septic tank, drainfield and replacement drainfield area.
  • There are two main parts to the basic septic system: the septic tank and the drainfield.
  • Make sure downspouts, surface water, and sump pumps are not soaking your drainfield.
  • Conserve water to reduce the volume of water that flows through your drainfield.
  • In all cases, the existing drainfield should be probed to find its size and extent as well as its exact location.
  • Sewage can back up into buildings or ponds on the ground near the drainfield.
  • Too much can cause solids to escape your tank and plug your drainfield.
  • Periodically inspect the drainfield for odors, wet spots or surfacing sewage.
  • Over eighty drainfield sites have been identified on the property.

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