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Jay
Is it considered acceptable to build a raised bed garden on top of an area of my property that are leeching fields
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is it considered acceptable to build a raised bed garden on top of an area of my property that has leeching fields for a septic system running below.

http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/426/426-617/426-617.html This information from the Extension service at Virginia Tech seems like a good place to start. Good luck with your garden.
www.wolvertonenvironmental.com You might also want to look at the long-time work of Bill Wolverton in using plants to purify air & waste-water.  Do you know exactly what is going into the leeching fields on your property? And the construction perameters of the leeching fields?
I would think it largely depends on whether the septic system is still in good working order. When was the last time it was pumped? And, I would the septic inspectors your questions about installing a garden. 

 

 

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