A Trilogy of Failure for this Septic System
The thought still seems to be “disposal” when it should be "treatment”. Just because we don’t see effluent on the surface does not mean the septic system is properly treating the effluent before it reenters the ground water.
to provide design documents and/or oversight and review opinions.
What could possibly be wrong with this?
There is absolutely no excuse for the installer to proceed with a system that involved primary treated sewage and a conventional tile and stone field when he knew that the tank hole and the well trench had water in them.
Mottles in the sand lense, a sure sign of seasonal saturation
Water in bottom of test pit. Note fine mottles on the side wall and active water seepage.
As the system does not meet the requirements of the the SoP, the inspector should have failed the system.
Purchasers and banks rely on their opinion when doing their due diligence and when they see an engineer’s seal, they assume the information is provided by a professional with a good knowledge of the area they are practicing in.