I just finished a 12k job and asked for the balance to be paid on the job. The owner says they can't pay me until I fix the septic system. The health inspector came to look at some problems they were having with the septic(these were before we got there) and noticed we had surfaced some gravel. He told the homeowner we had cut 4 lines and they would all have to be replaced not repared. I didn't realize we had cut the lines this was a two acre irrigation job. My problem is we called onecall and fullfilled our legal obligations why should I get stuck with a 1500$ bill for something I had no controll over. Another problem is the guy that installed the septic system is good buds with the inspector I feel they are trying to move the focus to me instead of the installer. It also seems to me you could repair a line not have to digg the whole freaking thing up. Any advice or sympathy would be appriciated.