Top 3 Things to Keep in Mind Before Installing A Septic Tank System


Having a septic tank system in your home is imperative when it comes to wastewater management. However, installing a septic system is usually a costly affair. Therefore, you need to make careful considerations of various factors before installation begins to ensure you have a septic system that gives you the highest value for your money. Below is a summary of some of the most significant things you need to keep in mind when planning to install a septic system on your property.

Permits and Septic Tank Installation Regulations

Before you start any digging on your property, check with your local council first. Laws and regulations regarding septic tank installation vary across the country, and it's imperative to find out which ones apply to you. Generally, you will need approval from your local council to install as well as operate your septic tank system. Other septic tank rules and regulations are usually applied depending on where you intend to dispose of the sewage, whether in a drainfield on your property, a soil absorption trench or something else. Most of the council approvals needed are usually based on the location of underground utilities such as gas lines and water pipes.

Keep in mind that some septic tank companies will do all the required permitting on your behalf at some cost.

Septic Tank Location

Once you have all the necessary permits, you will need to identify the ideal location to install your septic system. While many septic tank companies will often be willing to help you identify the perfect location for the system, it's important for them to work with your ideas. That's because you may have plans to use certain areas on your property for various applications, such as installing a borehole or a utility shed.

Always use the terrain to guide you on the right place to install your septic tank. Level ground that is high up is usually recommended as this helps prevent seeping and flooding. Avoid locations with many trees as the roots may interfere with the proper functioning of your septic system. Choose an area without many obstructions such as utility sheds that may affect the manoeuvrability of the heavy vehicles bringing in the equipment needed for your system.

Septic Tank Size

Septic tanks come in different sizes to suit varying household needs. Larger septic tanks will often increase the cost of the project, so you need to choose one that will be most suitable for your needs. The number of people in your house will help you choose the ideal septic tank size. However, it's usually advisable to choose a tank that's slightly bigger than what you think you'll need to ensure the system doesn't strain to meet your wastewater needs in case your household size increases.

For more information, contact a septic tank installation company.


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