Where is our septic system/leach field? Can we build/play on the lawn?
April 23, 2012 5:14 PM Subscribe
My wife and I have found a house and we love it, except that it's on a septic system. We don't mind that, but we're trying to find out if the septic/leach is going to make our backyard unusable or not.
posted by damiano99 to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The house was built in 1952 and has a 750gallon concrete septic tank. The owner claims the leach field/lines run S/SW. However, I don't see how that's true with the tree cover he has. We don't want to purchase the house if we're going to have massive problems later. So our question is 1) Is 750gallons enough for a family of 2 adults and 2 children who do normal laundry/shower daily and 2) Are we going to be able to use backyard if the leach field is taking up the majority of the yard? The septic tank is backed against the garage and the lines run S/SW from it out the yard. We'd like to put up a swingset and a deck somewhere for summer days. Can we do that with the setup?
Here is the house on Google Earth.
4022 S. Columbia Tulsa, OK 74105