We had the septic tank pumped six months ago when we bought this
because it was full and backing up into the house. Everything was fine
up until Easter Sunday when we had over six inches of rain around here
and our yard was pretty much under water for awhile. Whenever we
flushed the toilet or ran any water in the house, we could see water
bubbling out of the ground approximately 18 inches away from the
tank's clean-out pipe.
Just yesterday we paid someone 250 bucks (if anyone reading this is
in middle Georgia, does that sound excessive or about right?) to come
take a look and he pumped it out, saying that the leach field had
become saturated which caused the rain water to back into the septic
tank. When the tank was full, the water began seeping out of the top
the tank. He said that once the tank was emptied, water started
back into it from the saturated leach field, but that it should be ok.
Well it just finished raining again - not a tremendous amount, it
rained heavily for a bit, but the ground was still pretty wet from
Sunday so there is standing water all over the place once again and
water is bubbling up from above my septic tank when we flush or run
I'm wondering why the water bubbles out of the ground just above
tank instead of backing up into the house if the tank is full? Does it
sound like our septic guy was right in his assessment of the
Remember, Sunday's rain was well above any normal rainfall amounts.
School in our county was closed the following day due to flooded out
roads and a few coffins in a nearby burial plot were unearthed.
Any opinions and comments are appreciated.