Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

Too Much Water

Julia says the donkey house is full of sewage. I think it's just rainwater and silt, but I can't be sure. Either way our drainage system isn't coping with what's being thrown at it right now.

I wish I understood drainage systems. I also wish I knew quite what ours consisted of. Do we have soakaways? I think we do. Are the septic tank and the drains interconnected? No idea.

I went online, One of the sites I visited said, "There is one thing certain about a septic tank soakaway- IT IS DOOMED TO FAIL,"

Shit.

Is the bogginess of the lower field a symptom of septic tank failure? Could well be.

But at least the area of worst flooding is at a distance from the house.

Kirstie arrived late this morning; she said she was having to negotiate huge puddles. Anya says, cheerfully, that there's snow on the way. 
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