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Old 08-11-2021, 11:18   #1
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What is this plastic junk?

Walking along the beaches of Hatteras NC today after a large Nor'Easter I found many of these large pieces of plastic (2 - 3 feet in diameter). They contain a screen like element for draining water. From a fishing boat or?

Just curious as they seemed to be everywhere. I pulled a dozen or so up into the dunes so they would not wash back out to sea.
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Old 08-11-2021, 11:26   #2
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WAG - Part of a containment boom?
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Would be a heck of a boom - check out the size of my wife's feet in the upper left.
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part of a beach-nourishment project gone wrong?


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Looks like part of a stormwater vault to me, but I don't recognize the brand.
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Mystery solved. These are pieces of a Septic High Capacity Chamber manufactured by infiltratorwater.com. No idea where they originate from, my only guess is that with all of the beach erosion some septic systems are being exposed and given up to the ocean.
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Mystery solved. These are pieces of a Septic High Capacity Chamber manufactured by infiltratorwater.com. No idea where they originate from, my only guess is that with all of the beach erosion some septic systems are being exposed and given up to the ocean.

Yup, water infiltration arch. I have also seen these used for storm water under marina parking lots. Could have washed off a job site during flooding. Not likely a septic system would be approved anywhere near the beach (and it is not old), but anything is possible.
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Nano-technology horseshoe crabs?

Debris from a "Transformers" movie battle scene?
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Septic drainage arch. And sadly another sign of rising sea-levels and foolish barrier island coastal development.
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New Septics can be installed on North Carolina Beaches as long as they are more than 50 feet from the water. I know, sounds crazy. Erosion exposes them all the time. There was an article in the recent past that Edisto Beach in South Carolina was bubbling up sewage on the beach after a storm when some septics were damaged.
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Damaged submarine trap nets drifted in from the South China Sea?
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