For a few weeks we had been ‘smelling a smell’ and thought it must be the normal septic tank smell. Upon further inspection, though, realized that something wasn’t working properly with something. That’s about as technical as we get.
The forest of grass growing just down from the septic tank cover should have been a tip off.
We’re trying not to feel badly towards the previous owners, who apparently were well aware of the pump and sprinkler problem before they moved and left it in disrepair.
The septic guys have a smelly job out there, digging a new ditch for the new sprinklers. Apparently the existing sprinklers haven’t been working for some time.