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hostamomma
Dundee, IL

July 21, 2008
2:12 PM

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Has anyone had to replace a septic tank/field lately? Our set-up is over 50 years old and the tank (I'm told) is only about 400-500 gallons. Even though it passed inspection (hah!) when we bought the house five years ago we've had problems from day one with water backing up in the laundry tub and drain in the below ground basement. We have it pumped twice a year and it fails inspection every time from the spetic pump company. They want to sell me a new system but I need to know what is reasonable.

It's only three people living in the house, but if my 5 year old takes a bath and the hubby takes a shower in the same day we're backing up.

Ideas?

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