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Old 06-20-2008, 04:23 PM   #1
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I just recently just moved out into the country and have acrage. Well my sump pump which is in my crawl leads out to my backyard to drain. So now I have a HUGE mosquito problem! The area behind my yard is wooded. Could I run the pipe into there to drain? or would there still be the mosquito problem? I dont have a city sewer system to run it to. Please help!

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You will most likely have the mosquito problem...but it will be re-located to a place further from the house. If you're not dealing with much grade, you can pump the water as far as you'd like. It would be best if you can work with gravity. I HATE mosquitos!

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Luckly its really sandy by me.. Demotte Indiana. I need kind of a easy solution... see.. my boyfriend is at work from 7am (1 hour travel time for both of us) till 11pm (owns his own shop) so i'm left to do all of this... im 22 and in school and work.
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Try to drain the sump on a hill or slope if you have one. Wet ground won't breed mosquitos, standing water will. If you can pump the water to an area where it will not accumulate and stand on the ground's surface for a prolonged period, it'll help.

Another option would be to dig a hole a few feet deep and a few feet in diameter (above the water table) and fill it with rocks, bricks, gravel, etc. Then cover it with a good layer of gravel and soil and run your sump drain into it. The water will leech down into the pit and can be slowly percolated into the surrounding soil, unless the soil is solid clay.
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Thanks, Ill try the rock solution.
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