Our septic tank is circa 1958 . Brick built, two chamber. Don't know where
the land drains are really.
We had some trouble with a blocked drain ( inlet about four years ago.
Rodded it and it worked again. This was the first time OH had ever seen a
septic tank. he isn't much wiser now. he thinks I should be the fount of
all knowledge but I know even less.
We had a blockage in the drain and I know it came out over the inspection
cover and its gone on for sometime because I didn't tell him. I thought
since the problem was the same as previously, the cause was the same (
blocked drain - or partly blocked since the water did run away over time)
He rodded it the beginning of this week.
The drain is now clear.
However, OH is telling me that he thinks we have a blockage on the outlet
pipe ( land drains).
We pumped out the tank and he now has a more or less empty tank to look at.
Water is going in but he says its not going away properly. He thinks its
land drains problems and the water cant get out on the outlet side.
Its a bit difficult since we cant really see the outlet side too well as its
over on the far corner of the tank and we don't seem to have a second
inspection hatch. It looks as if it was capped somehow.
So, how can you tell if there is a problem with the land drains?
How can he fix it?