Drain Field

Definition

The part of a septic system that is used to remove pollutants and impurities from the fluid coming out of the septic tank.

Also known as

Leach Field, Leach Drain, Septic Drain Field

Cost Considerations

Drain fields can become plugged if the septic tank is not pumped often enough. Pumping can cost $200 to $400. By the time a drain field is clogged, it is too late to fix it and it needs to be replaced. This can cost between $5,000 and $20,000.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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