Draining problem

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-21-17, 11:56 AM
C
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Draining problem

The drain pipes were cut from the washing machine and the kitchen sink going into a dry well. They empty on top of the ground next to the side of the mobile home and the water does not drain. The water is always there, it accumulates from the rain too. It doesn't look good. What are the dangers from this? The consequences? Any suggestions for improvements? It's my mother's mobile home and she is elderly. I'm her daughter, I'm trying to help her fix things my uncle did. I can send pictures. Thank you.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-21-17, 03:43 PM
S
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: USA
Posts: 785
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
In most places, water from a sink & a washing machine is supposed to go into a sewer line not a dry well. In other words, it's supposed to go to where the toilet water goes. Who did all the cutting & why? Post the pics that you mentioned.
 
  #3  
Old 07-21-17, 03:54 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 26,211
Received 720 Votes on 666 Posts
Gray water is / was permitted to drain to daylight once upon a time, and it may still be legal in some areas where there are no codes. It was done to reduce the volume going into a septic tank and drain field.

Other than the smell, mess, and environmental issues it isn't harming anything. Not sure what you would like to do about it.
 
  #4  
Old 07-21-17, 07:12 PM
A
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 4,158
Received 89 Votes on 82 Posts
You may need to regrade the land so water does not lap up against the home.

You may want to put a small amount of oil on any pool of water that stays around for long periods of time so as to inhibit mosquito growth. Someone suggested baby oil. Do not use motor oil or diesel fuel.
 
  #5  
Old 07-22-17, 03:52 AM
V
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: North East Kingdom of Vermont
Posts: 2,533
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
I suspect that the septic system's drain field was getting clogged and slowing down so the Uncle thought he'd give it some relief by re-directing the gray water elsewhere . . . . but there really is no elsewhere; the yard is being inundated.

I'll just repeat what shortylong asked above:

When and why and who cut the drain lines for the various gray water appliances ?

And when was the last time the Septic Tank was pumped and the leach field checked out for absorption ?

Is there a chance of obtaining temporary relief by re-directing the gray water in a different direction, and much further away (a 100' or more ?) from the dwelling than right outside it' foundation ?
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: