5 gallon bucket as a dry well
I'm thinking about making a dry well away from my house for my sump pump discharge. Oddly enough, my sump pump goes on more often then I would have expected it to (new home for us). No matter where I place the discharge hose in the back yard, that area gets pretty wet and hard for my kids and pets to play in the back yard.
I was thinking about putting in a dry well at the end of the yard. I see most of the real dry wells on the market might be an overkill for what I need. 50gal well I think is too much for a sump pump discharge. I'm thinking about digging a 3x3 hole. Adding gravel to the bottom, placing a 5gal home depot bucket in the middle and adding more gravel around the bucket. Finally I would connect a 4" pvc pipe to it. The top would get covered with soil and grass.
Anyone has any feedback if this will work?