Here are pictures of our drainfield during installation. We've got a job ahead of us reseeding.
This is the view from the back yard looking towards the house. You can see the new 1000 gallon tank in front of the digger.
These are two of the infiltrator drainage ditches. Instead of gravel nowadays they dig out a ditch and install really tough plastic U- shaped tubing. The tubing has louvered openings on the side that prevent dirt from getting inside. A pvc pipe runs the waste water to a point on the tubing where it fills the tube and percolates into the ground.
This is the new 1000 gallon holding tank. It contains a pump which sends the waste water uphill to the drainage field. So now we have a 1000 gallon septic tank and the 1000 gallon holding tank.
This was the view from our kitchen window.
This was the view from my office window. I'll take some more pictures of the red clay plain that is our back yard, but the weather has been so gray and dim that it won't photograph well. We're planning to get grass seed for shade and a whole lot of straw for the back yard in the next few days.
Since we do live in Stone Mountain, we now have some rather good sized granite chunks that were dug up. While we can probably use them in the landscape, a few look too heavy to easily move. (As in I think it will take more than one man to move them, and I'm talking about men, not me trying to help.)