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    Default Toilet to Septic tank issues

    Recently we have experienced heavy rains for 2 months or so. The ground is saturated, and I am wondering?

    If water is not draining off after rains; Can that affect our toilet flushing due to septic tank being under water.

    Toilet is flushing as if there was a clog, but I believe there is "No clog". We have treated the toilet plumbing with a commercial drain opener, but after 2-3 days, and rain, it starts flushing slowly and "weezing", a bit.

    Any ideas?

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    If the ground is saturated around the septic system then that is the cause of your problems.

    John

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    I've seen some installations where the septic is located on a higher piece of ground and it's pumped to that location.
    If your ground water has filled the lines where it is, it's going to be slow going. You must have a gravity system.

    I need to add that forum you were mentioning too.

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    Thanks. That is what I thought it could be.

    Yup. Gravity system with drain field.

    Great news about forum. IN fact; I have been checking for it!

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