Hello all, I have been a homeowner only about 8 years. I have 3 1/4 acres located off of a major highway about 6 miles outside of the city. When I bought my house the yard flooded a little out on one corner but quickly drained away. In the past year or two it has gotten worse and is now flooding in many other areas and standing for almost a week at a time. My crawl space under my house also accumulates water. I have a geothermal unit for heating and air. The water that comes into the crawl space comes from the drain for the geothermal unit - it's open. I have a sump pump which removes the water from under the house but it discharges through pvc pipes that I have to connect and lay on top of the yard - so basically it spits the water out, the ground soaks it up and it runs right back under the house (I'm guessing). What makes things worse is that the more I run the geothermal unit - for heat in the winter - the more my sump pump runs - I'm worried it will eventually give out. There is a field on one side of me and a row of houses on another road to the back and other side of me. There are also 2 small ponds/lakes nearby (within 1/2 mile) - one to the north and one to the south. I have no idea where to start with this or how to find out where all of my drains are or where they drain the water to. Who should I contact? What would be the best way to stop the water from flooding the yard in the first place? I have no experience with drainage systems in yards - what type, etc. Is this something I could do myself - to save some money? Is there somewhere on the internet that someone could point me to, to get information on this? I know this will probably be an expensive operation and my finances are quite limited so this will be a priority in deciding what is done about this. Please help. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank You.