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Old 09-19-2016, 06:43 AM   #1
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Iron and Sediment Filter Backwash Plumbing


I was wondering if anyone has an idea if it is ok to discharge an iron and sediment filter to the outside in TN?

I bought this house that had a pvc pipe that piped outside to a ravine, looks like they had a sink at one time in the laundry room.

This house had no filtration system at all before I put the filters in, very high iron.

So, I though it would be a good place to put the filters and put the discharge lines down the drain, air gapped of course.

Now I am selling the house and was wondering if that is going to throw a red flag upon inspection?

I have seen posts about water softener discharge back into septic with no problems, but nothing about iron or sediment filters.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: Iron and Sediment Filter Backwash Plumbing

Not even softeners should be dumping into septic when backwashing. One it overloads the field, two it messes up the good bacteria in tanks and also displaces the sludge. That in effect could clog the drain field
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