Leach pit

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Pit (or drain) into which the overflow from a septic tank is directed. Water leaches (infiltrates) into the ground. The soil surrounding the pit or drain must be permeable and not close to the water table (UNEP 2000).See Leach drain

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


UNEP (2000) International Source Book On Environmentally Sound Technologies for Wastewater and Stormwater Management

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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