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My septic tank was just pumped last week and it is overflowing again, why?
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It overflows onto my lawn through the cap and not back into the house.
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anonymous
It could be a toilet that is constantly running and filling the tank. If it was just pumped a week ago you shouldn't have this problem. Something is adding water into the tank. You may have to have it pumped again. This time after they pump it out take a meter reading of you water meter. This way you can see if it is from the house or ground water seeping into the tank. If the ground is real wet where the leaching fields are could be a problem as the water can't percolate. I think it is either house water or ground water.
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anonymous
Your drain field is clogged, depending on they type of system you may need to have someone dig them up and replace them. Also put a drop of food coloring in your toilet tank and see if it seeps into the bowl, if so you have a leak that could be causing the system to fill up quickly. The other problem may be that you have killed off all your bacteria in your system. Put some yeast down the toilet to promote growth that is necessary for a healthy system.
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anonymous
the leaching field is plugged.
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anonymous
you do not have a septic tank you have a cesspit ...a septic system never needs emptying if set up right ...if you empty a septic tank you have to set it up again ..if you have had a lot of rain the pipes can act as a land drain and fill the tank
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anonymous
A septic tank is supposed to operate most of the way full. The level should be equal to the outlet pipe to the drainage area. You should have the tank pumped to empty the "solids" every three or four years. TEN YEARS IS WAY TOO LONG. You could have several situations going on the two most likely are your outlet pipe is clogged or you drainage is in failure. time to get a pro there to diagnose the problem. The reason the septic does not back up into the house is that the house outlet is higher than the cover of the tank and water will always take the path of least resistance. Get references and call a pro. The situation you describe is a health hazard and could contaminate you drinking water. (especially if you have a well.)
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