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      Previous homeowners installed something in my backyard, and I dont know what it is or if there would be any harm in removing it. I suspect its some kind of drain. Its a cylinder made of 3 pieces of steel, about 2 feet in diameter buried horizontally in the ground and filled with rocks (larger than pea gravel). Its at least 4 feet long/deep and non-perforated. Its located about 2 feet from the back corner of my house. It collects water that becomes stagnant, so Id like to remove it. I used to have water seepage in that corner of my basement, but since I installed a sump pump, its not a problem. I was planning to dig that cylinder out, but after going down 4 feet with no end in sight, I think Ill cut it off below ground level & bury it. Anyone know what it is & if my plan is a bad one?

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      IMPORTANT CORRECTION! That cylinder is buried VERTICALLY, not horizontally, as I said in my previous message. : Previous homeowners installed something in my backyard, and I dont know what it is or if there would be any harm in removing it. I suspect its some kind of drain. Its a cylinder made of 3 pieces of steel, about 2 feet in diameter buried horizontally in the ground and filled with rocks (larger than pea gravel). Its at least 4 feet long/deep and non-perforated. Its located about 2 feet from the back corner of my house. It collects water that becomes stagnant, so Id like to remove it. I used to have water seepage in that corner of my basement, but since I installed a sump pump, its not a problem. I was planning to dig that cylinder out, but after going down 4 feet with no end in sight, I think Ill cut it off below ground level & bury it. Anyone know what it is & if my plan is a bad one?

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