Originally Posted by OldCoot
Don't think the bean counters come into play, just some less than smart maintenance man too lazy to cut the pipes closer to the ground.
As a 37 year maintenance man I can offer one more reason for the sewer
pipes being 3-6" above ground.
It isn't some sinister plot to make your dumping life harder.
It has nothing to do with lazy maintenance men.
It has EVERYTHING to do with keeping the sewer connections above
ground so a heavy pounding- lake inducing rain storm won't flood
the sanitary sewer with ground water run off.
You only need 1 missing sewer cap in a low area and a good old ground
pounder rain storm and suddenly everyone downstream is screaming
shut it off, shut it off......
Sometimes things are made a certain way because it's the right thing