|Tom A ||
Posted 08-06-2003 at 03:15:15
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My house has had the same setup for about 14 years now. Only problem was 2 years ago when the old pump finally gave out and had to be replaced, other than that it has been trouble free.
If you're in an area where the electricity goes out a lot, you might consider a battery backup or generator, but I really don't think you need to worry...the juice has to go out for quite sometime before the 2d tank will fill up enough to flow out. I think that would be an unusual circumstance. If you're really worried, the probably some slotted drain pipe installed underground is the way to channel the runoff where you want it. If you're patient you can do the work yourself...I use a shovel to dig the trench to put in the drainpipe around some of my buildings and can lay about 25' of it in a few hours (a day's work) without killing myself.
All-in-all though, this is a good solution when the land won't perk or the original drinfield has been ruined (as in the case of my old house).
The link I put below is probably the best, most complete info on septic systems you'll ever find...you might find more encouragement there, too.