The grass is always greener over the leach field
July 28, 2007 11:29 AM Subscribe
How do I find my septic tank?
posted by MtDewd to Home & Garden (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Right before we bought the property, the previous owner had to put in a new septic system, which included a pumping station to the (uphill) leach field. That was 5-6 years ago, and we want to get it pumped, but where is it? The pump location is known. There's a concrete pad with a removable lid at ground level. The exit from the house is less known. I assume the tank is between the two.
We have a hand-drawn triangulation map, so I dug there with no success. Tried other possible locations from the vague map- still can't find it. Only going down a foot or two, but still digging up the whole yard will take a while.
How deep do they put these things? How deep should I have to dig to hit the top of it? Will a metal detector find it?