Need septic tank/leeching pipe advice
well i'm alittle embarassed because you city guys won't understand that things are different for people that live deep in the country, we don't have a city sewer system like you guys, lol.
Okay, I live in a very rural area, you could say I live in the sticks, lol. anyways, My septic tank is right behind my house, underneath the ground obviously. It has about 500 ft. of 4" leeching pipe that goes out into a wooded area and is open on the end, letting drainage go into the woods. The problem is, my neighbor has asked me to do something about the drainage that's going into his woods.
My question is.................since there is sooo much length with the leeching pipe (500 ft), and the pipe was laid on a bd of gravel, would I not be okay to just cap off the end of the pipe? Wouldn't that force the water to go through the holes in the bottom of the pipe? My septic tank is vented with a pipe running through the roof, so there shouldn't be a vacumm/air lock problem.
I know that the water would probably build up some in the pipe if it were sealed off at the end, but shouldn't it eventually seep into the ground through the holes? We're not in a rainy area, I'd say we're probably average in national rainfall.