Vegetables near percolation area and tank?

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Rosarii McKennedy asked 10 years ago

New treatment system and percolation area installed in garden last year. How far do i need to be from perculation area or tank to plant vegetable and fruit?

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
In general, grass lawn is grown over percolation areas, as the roots of any woody plants can get into percolation pipes and block them.

Percolation are set at least 450mm below the surface and that is out of the range of the roots of most vegetables. So vegetables should be okay near by, say one metre, though perhaps not directly over the drainage area.