I just bought a 1949 house. The sellers claimed the wastewater disposal was a septic tank, but it turns out that the washer, a shower, and a sink all in the basement send wastewater into the sump pit. I can't see where the output pipe goes because it's below the surface outside. Naturally, I'm reluctant to address it for fear of opening a can of worms since once I do, I'm pretty much stuck with fixing it. The county has no records of the septic tank diagram or permits (not unusual for a house this age in this county).
Has anyone ever tried to re-route the sump to a septic system? Does anyone have any ideas at all about how I might approach this? Right now I haven't even brought it up with the sellers, because I will surely go after them for the repair money if it comes to that.
Thanks much for any help or ideas!