Is there any way to rehabilitate my septic systems
Quickly? Probably not.
Slowly? My best answer is a quote from Pipeline, a
publication of West Virginia University.
The rejuvenation process takes about two years and involves
naturally occurring organisms, which decompose the clogging
mat that has formed and return the absorptive system to near
original capacity. (The old drainfield can recover
faster if a septic tank pumper can open the field and remove
as much of the ponded wastewater as possible.) After a
replacement system has been installed, a homeowner should
switch back to the old drainfield after two years, and then
switch back and forth between the two systems annually.
This will result in a continuous use and rejuvenation cycle
for both drainfields and should prevent future failures. An
observation tube in each drainfield may be used to monitor the
condition of the drainfields and can help the homeowner
determine the frequency of alternating between the two
~ Pipeline – Winter 2005;
Vol.16, No.1e, Pg. 2.