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Old 01-14-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Septic Pump Runs Constantly


I'm buying a house, and for the past 3 weeks that I've been looking at the house, the wastewater pump between the house and the septic tank has been running continuously. I had an inspection, and they said it's working perfectly, but I talked to two neighbors that have the same type of system (same builder for all the houses), and they say their pumps cycle on and off. Any ideas before I close on the house what the problem could be? Thanks!

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My system is all gravity fed, although I have a second system for a back shop that is on a mound/pump. It does not run all time. I am assuming that the pump is in a pit of some type and is taking on water? Maybe there are kinds that run continually.

I'll be back with plenty of septic/drain field questions of my own, in the near future, like in the spring.

Hopefully someone else will reply.

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You need to get this resolved before you close on this purchase of the house. The septic pump should not be running constantly. They normally run when the pit gets to a certain level and they put a measured dose into the field.

If this continues I think you can look forward to two things --
1) high light bills until
2) pump fails and it needs replacing
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