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Old 08-22-2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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The town I live in has septic tanks. OUr washing machine was connected to a separte pit. In the winter when the water table is high we get a splash back. Is there any way to prevent this?

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If your pit is too close to the surface, the ground could be frozen and not perc in winter. High water table also slows the perc rate. Then the pit stays filled up for a long time and the drains connected to it back up.

Is a larger pit feasible? Just so more water can be held and you can do more washloads in a row before the pit overflows. (You'll still have to wait until the water soaks into the ground.)

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The pit is pretty deep. If I stop the machine as it spinning the water does flow. I'm trying to slow down the water flow.into the out pipe
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