Re: Sand Line Drain Field for a septic system
Posted by Bud...Suncoast Plumbing Inc. on October 09, 1999 at 07:52:28:
In response to Re: Sand Line Drain Field for a septic system
Jeff:--Sand filters are quite common in my area.
In most cases it is constructed of concrete blocks in the form of a box(5') aboveground and (5') below ground level. The top and bottom are open and filled with sand. A distribution line is connected to your lift stations' effluent pump, and gravity helps to percolate this discharge down into the area beneath the sand filter structure.
Your question re: the effect of this type of installation on the ground water. The answer is obvious...the liquid portion of the effluent discharge is really a nasty germ laden cocktail of all manner of undesiable virus and bacteria that have the potential of to poison the aquifer for many years to come.
Check with your local Building Dwpartment or Board of Health for some good solid alternatives to this type of septic disposal system.
Lots of luck.........Bud.

: Has anyone ever heard of a sand line drain field system? Apparently it is similar to a conventional drain field, however it is placed deeper in the ground (8-10 feet) and the effluent drains through not only a gravel bed, but also a sand bed (approximately 24"). I would like to know the pros and cons of this type of system, particulaly if it endangers ground water since it is deeper in the ground.

: Thanks,

: Jeff Summers

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