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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Septic Filter Field Investigation

Yesterday I worked on a Septic Tank Filter Field Investigation. THis is not agriculture except that most of these are in rural areas. I do find out how subsoil moisture is doing also. In this case the subsoil moisture was good in the lawn, but not under a Silver Maple. Trees use a lot of water when it is available, although they can weather a fairly severe drought as well.

My soil descriptions look at color as an indicater of wetness and clay content and structure as an indication of infiltration potential. Most soils in this area are not well suited to septic filter fields. The work is pleasant as you can see. I enjoy using the picnic table as my desk when I do this work.

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