Discharge rain water into septic sewer pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by rcatty, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. rcatty

    rcatty New Member

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    I have an area that collects large amounts of water water. Can I drain this water into my sewer line (the sewer pipe is very close to this area) which flows into my septic system? The layout of the area is not conducive to running a trench or other system to dispel the rain water. Thank you.
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That would flood your septic system almost immediately. IT would be one of he WORST ideas you have ever had.
  3. rcatty

    rcatty New Member

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    Thank you. I hear the same thing from others.
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