if u have a slow draing septic in heavy rain could u put in new leach beds and add more leach lines don,t

Asked by Gary, 44847 Sat Feb 14, 2009

think enough line were put in or trees over the years have slowed it ///tank is concrete and looks ok

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Emmanuel Sca…, , Collin County, TX
Sat Feb 14, 2009
Hi Gary,

That's always a possibility. However, if you are experiencing this only in heavy rains it could very easily be your leach field is becoming heavily saturated by the rains and the runoff is seeping back into the system. This is actually a question best answered by a septic professional. They will, more than likely, need to visit your home and inspect your current septic system and leach fields. Many septic companies will provide free estimates for repairs which can help identify what is happening.

A better place to ask this question would be the professional plumbing forums available. Here is a short list of active forums to check out:


When you are ready to seek a wastewater treatment professional the two largest associations have a find function on their sites:


Good luck and I hope it works out for you!

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