OK, I'm not a plumber nor do I play one on TV, but I have this question. Can a septic drainfield and tank be moved? I live in coastal NC, perk ain't even a remote issue with the sand I have here. The contractor that built my house placed the septic tank 10' from the back wall of the house. Being on the end of a cul de sac, the front corners of my house are right on the setbacks, which means to expand the house it's either up, or back, hence the problem with the tank being 10' from the back. Is it cost effective to move the tank, or has some exotic septic design shrunk drainfields and tanks to something much smaller than the thing I have. Of note, the previous owner of the house planted a sweetgum 5' from a drain line. I always wondered why that thing grew so fast. Got the lines derooted and dumped 5 lbs of CuSO4 in the distribution box. That'll hold me until I get the chainsaw fixed. It really stunk (no pun intended) that I didn't find out about the tank in the back yard until I had closed on the house and a couple of months later wondered why the sewer bill hadn't come. Home inspector didn't even check the tank since the real estate listing indicated City sewer.
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