are you allowed to drain all the drains off of the house into the back yard of a new home? do they just bury?

Asked by Cindy, Cuyahoga Falls, OH Tue Mar 24, 2009

the pipe and water just soaks into the back yard?

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M R 330.338.…, Agent, Stow, OH
Tue Dec 10, 2013
I would check with the County Health Dept. They are the municipality that will be able to answer this question accurately.
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Cindy, Home Buyer, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Wed Mar 25, 2009
there are public sewers on the street.

there is shiny oily like substance in the water.
it is just laying in an unfinished backyard, and i guess you would have to bury the pipe to plant grass.
it just doesn't look proper to me???
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Brent Link, Agent, North Muskegon, MI
Tue Mar 24, 2009
If there is no municpal sewer system availabe, there should be a septic system to take the waste. Usually a system includes a tank where any solids will sink to the bottom and the effluent (liquid) will drain off the top and into an absorption system. Some places will have a seepage bed which is maybe 500 - 1000 sq. ft. of gravel about 12" thick with perforated pipe running through it and covered with dirt. The effluent will drian out into the gravel bed and down into the ground. Some places use french drains which are basically a 2' or 3' wide trench with perforated pipe running through it and it is covered with gravel as well. I have also seen systems have an open pond in rocky areas where there is little soil. It evaporates and seeps slowly away.

There should not be sewage visible on top of the ground. If you are seeing something like this, you might want to call the local health department since this could be a health hazard. They will be able to tell you just what is required in your area.
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Tue Mar 24, 2009
Is there a sewer line or a septic system?

If the water you are referring to is waste water from the home plumbing, you should be concerned. Contact the city, town, or county to get their input.

Good luck
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