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whiskeykid 09-22-2008 12:42 AM

Can I tie my basement sump into my septic?
 
I just dug up my foundation this weekend, waterproofed it, and installed much-needed weeping tile. My basement had a sump and a pump out, but it was pretty useless without weeping tile - it just evacuated the immediate area but didn't keep the floor dry. Anyways, rather than have a separate pump out for the sump can I tie my sump pump into my septic line with a check valve? I live on 20 acres and my septic system consists of 2 tanks and a pump out about 100 yards into the field. I know you can't do this on a municipal system due to volume, but is there any reason I can't do it with a septic system??

Termite 09-22-2008 12:46 AM

I sure would advise against doing what you're considering. The septic is a sensitive system, and the volume of water that you'd put into it in a good rainstorm would likely cause a myriad of problems. Don't do it. :no:

Better advice would be to get that drain as far away from the house (and downhill) as reasonably possible, avoiding the septic field altogether.

handy man88 09-22-2008 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 160148)
I sure would advise against doing what you're considering. The septic is a sensitive system, and the volume of water that you'd put into it in a good rainstorm would likely cause a myriad of problems. Don't do it. :no:

Better advice would be to get that drain as far away from the house (and downhill) as reasonably possible, avoiding the septic field altogether.

Amen to that.

whiskeykid 09-22-2008 11:05 AM

Point taken. Thanks guys.

doo-man23@comcast.net 09-24-2008 09:54 PM

no no no no no


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