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septic drain fields and run off/drainage #153282

Asked September 18, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

Hi. I am needing to solve run off issues from a home. If I extend drainage, they will be within 10 feet of septic drainfields. Building a dry well is a solution or planting a rain garden could be a possibility too. Do you have ideas or resources to help find the best long-term solution?

Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Expert Response


I would check with any local ordinances on what one is allowed to do.  If possible a water garden would be environmentally sound.  A good web site to check is:

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/raingarden/Building.htm
Brian Nerrie Replied September 25, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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