michael conway....I was looking for comments on whether the septic tank would pose health problems, Thanks[/quote wrote:
From what I have read on the subject, the consensus seems to be "maybe"
There is obviously the potential for disease causing pathogens, but one of the purposes of the septic tank / leach field is to break down waste materials into its
If the system is working correctly, then maybe there would never be any problem.
That uncertainly is one good reason not to risk planting edibles over the septic system, definitely not root crops (taters, carrots,etc.)
Not to mention gardening over the septic system could increase chances of damage to pipes or other parts from digging.
having said all that, I personally am growing kiwi vines over my leach field.