seepage pit

seepage pit

A covered pit with open-jointed lining through which septic-tank effluent may seep or leach into the surrounding soil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The complainant went on to say that the individual had dug a seepage pit out back and that a 4-inch pipe ran from the barn to the open pit.
Excavation verified the effluent pipe in the well pit as a sewage overflow from the existing seepage pit serving the duplexes.
The liquid wastes were dumped directly into unlined lagoons and seepage pits. Other operations on the site included the collection of salvaged vehicles, metal recycling and tire shredding.
We had to excavate the entire back yard, remove tress, build retaining walls and install seepage pits to keep the water off the property and away from the house.