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Old 01-17-2016, 02:07 PM   #1
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Campsite dump tank

Here's a gross topic for you. I just emptied my black tank at my site. After about 15 seconds, the ground opened up about 3 feet over and erupted water. I'm assuming my tank is full in the ground. We've had 7" of rain in 10 days. Is that the issue or do these things get pumped out periodically? 🤔 Naturally, the office is closed.
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Here's a gross topic for you. I just emptied my black tank at my site. After about 15 seconds, the ground opened up about 3 feet over and erupted water. I'm assuming my tank is full in the ground. We've had 7" of rain in 10 days. Is that the issue or do these things get pumped out periodically? �� Naturally, the office is closed.
There system is not working right, full........report it ASAP! Call the office and leave a message fro them. Read this thread
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location,location? private,city,county or state campground?
sounds like septic system may be flooded. are others having issues? if not move to another location or use their facilities till office is open
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If it is a septic tank then it is quite possible that the drain field is saturated. Happens at my house from time to time. But call whoever runs the place and let them know.
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I'm assuming my tank is full in the ground.
I think it would be unusual for each campsite to have its own dump tank. They would all be connected to run into one or more large tanks or a sewer system. I hope you contacted the office with the problem.
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Broken pipe underground

As it turns out, the place is on the city sewer system. Nobody else has a problem so the pipe must be broken from my site to the main line. No repair made yet.
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