percolation test

Definition

A test of the soil to determine if it will absorb and drain water adequately to use a septic system for sewage disposal.

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You may want to do a percolation test so that you know that everything will be working well for you.

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The percolation test was supposed to determine if it would adsorb and it was going just as we planned it.

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Since the soil on the land where John Smith planned to build his farm was a very slow draining clay, he decided to hire a professional to do a percolation test before installing his septic tank.

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