sump pump drainage
Where did the drainage ditch use to go.
It may have been and probably was illegal for your neighbor to fill in the drainage ditch.
Now the only way for water to leave the cattail area is to soak into the ground, which will be slow.
Where is the third next lowest area for water to go if you were to actually fill in that cattail area?
Another idea is to dig a pit in the cattail area for the sump pump to sit in or suck from. This will allow a quantity of clear water to accumulate before the sump pump kicks on. This will also create a low zone for the water in the cattail area to gravitate to and the rest of the cattail area will dry out faster.
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Last edited by AllanJ; 09-04-2010 at 11:40 AM.