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Old 12-08-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
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One of my kids is thinking of buying an attractive, well maintain 30 yr old house.

This city is on septic.

This house has a mound septic in front. I read a little about these and worry about a smell coming from them. That would freak me out.

Is odor a concern wirh the raised septic systems?
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Is odor a concern wirh the raised septic systems?
Nope,... Not with a properly built, 'n maintained system,....

Raised beds are common 'round here, as there's little dirt/ clay over the native bed rock,...

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Bondo, thanks.

Here in Fla the water table is high and one septic company said thats the reason for raised or mound septics.

I just recently became aware of these so I'm guessing this house has a newer system, but the realtor can confirm it.
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Ugly as sin but no smell.
Why are they not on the city septic?
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Joe,
This city is big but no one wants to pay sewer cost. City council doesn't care.
I was told probably in 15 yrs we'll go on sewer.

Anyway, theres a big round, concrete lid with an iron handle, on the ground near the edge of this mound. Its not covered.

Do these systems have a tank? Are they a new design? My daughter hates it and wondered about the cost of having a regular tank and drain field put in, but I think thats a waste of money.

Theres also an 18" retaining wall along the drive to contain this mound.
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Yes there is a tank. Actually two tanks, first a "regular" septic tank followed by a holding tank for the digested liquid.

The mound is the drain field. You have a mound system because a "regular" drain field won't absorb the digested liquid fast enough because the water table is too high or the soil is too dense and non-porous (clay or even solid rock).

In a "regular" septic system, as soon as one gallon of sewage from the house enters the tank, one gallon of digested liquid exits for the drain field. For a mound system, that can be too fast for the mound to absorb at some times. The holding tank and a pump are used to put the liquid in the mound more slowly which process can go all night long. If too much liquid is pumped into the mound at once, the mound would get squishy and could also start giving off odors.
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Tell your daughter or whomever does the laundry to run one load per day instead of running all of the loads in one day. This will help the septic system absorb the water and the system will last longer.


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