Check withyour county offices and then if you want to build one I would
think that it would be fairly simple( this coming from a complete
novice.) Run your washer drain hose out of your house ( I don't know
where your washer is) underground to prevent freezing. The dry well
doesn't have to be that big but it probably should be made of concrete.
It should look like a tube. I've heard of people using 55gal drums but
they tend to rust out quickly. fill a third of the well up with coarse
gravel and run an overflow line to your septic well. remember, your
dry well should be higher than your septic tank because gravity will be
feeding it. cap it then rebury it and you're done.
There was a dry well for our washer when we moved in 25 years ago; not sure
how long it had been in use at that time. Recently, it started backing up.
We called a plumber who said that over the years, the concrete walls get
clogged with bits of fiber and no longer let the water seep out. I had to
re-route the drain line to the sewer which was put in several years back.
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