Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:
City regulations say you have to handle all your runoff on your land. Which is the first helpful thing I've heard yet. Yes, we have a good City council!
But my housemate says the contractors who did another job here said we need to have a big box stuck in the back yard with holes in it, and water will gradually diffuse out of it into the soil. 5' cube (about 2 m cube).
We get about 40 inches (1 meter) rain per year, officially ( though recently it's been in big bursts with long dry periods between.)
Is this OK? it's far enough away from the house (10' is what I recall as danger zone, from someone with more experience and wisdom on this site).
Supposing you had to convince people cautious about unusual fixes for problems, what might you say to present this?