Visit your city or county courthouse and ask for a copy of your property plans. These plans will show you exactly where your well, septic tank and all water and gas pipes are located.
Find where your plumbing exits the house. Use a metal detector to trace the pipes to the tank.
Dig carefully with a shovel to expose the septic pipes if they aren't metal or if you don't have a metal detector. Dig a hole every foot or so, exposing the pipe enough that you can see it and follow it to the well or septic tank.
Things You Will Need
- Metal detector
- Make sure you are following water pipes and not gas lines or some other kind of pipe.