Killing grass over septic drain field

Asked June 30, 2015, 11:37 AM EDT

Hello. Would using newspapers/cardboard over a drain field be OK? Concern: that water will not reach septic drain field as required. Thanks so much! joanie

Lincoln County Oregon lawns and turf drainage horticulture

4 Responses

Can i inquire as to why you would want to do this.? For weed control it is perfectly fine. The surface water or rain does not need to infiltrate the drain field to work correctly, as there is plenty of water in the septic system from your home use to keep it functioning fine.

Using a septic system is new to me. I understood that air and rainwater were important to the drain field. Evidently, I misunderstood.

Thank you.


joanie

Here are two great publications you might want to check out https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1340 and https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/ec1343 since you are new to having a septic tank. Feel free to call me with any additional questions.


Thanks, VERY MUCH, Chrissy.



joanie