I'm hoping someone out there has been through this and may be able to offer some solid advice, ideas, helpful suggestions. It appears our leachfield is failing. We had our septic pumped in December 07. My DH went to the basement this morning and found the bathroom drain backing up. That's the lowest drain in the house so it always backs up first when there's a septic problem. There are ten of us in a 2100 sq. foot house - I'm sure the septic system wasn't originally installed to take care of that many people. We've lived here for six and a half years and have had to pump the septic twice now. It goes for about three years each time before backing up. So, since we just pumped it two months ago .... there's a new problem. Has anyone else had to replace their leachfield? I've heard it's enormously expensive and we have zero money ... my DH has been out of work for five months! Are there less expensive ways to replace a leachfield? Any ideas on what else could be going on?