I am planning on running a pipe from my sump pump pit to daylight
behind my house. The water softener (approx. 9 years old) effluent
discharges into my sump pit and hence would be occasionally dispensed
along with the water normally accumulating in the pit onto a certain
area behind my house (where the pipe ultimately daylights).
Should I be concerned about the potential harmful effects this
effluent might have on grass in the area? I have read some recent
literature that water softener effluent is not the scourge on septic
systems as the original axiom suggested and may, in fact, be
beneficial for septic systems. I have not found any information,
however, relative to the impact of effluent (especially when it is a
portion of the total outflow) to plant life.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts regarding,