|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.
: Jeff Summers
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