New Septic System Installation Tips And Recommendations

Posted on: 21 October 2020


The sewer waste your household produces each day is not necessarily something you think about each time you rinse water down the drain or flush your toilet. However, when you are setting up your home on a sewer system, it is an important consideration and one in which you should plan with the right details and hire a professional when it is necessary. Here are some considerations for you to help you as you plan for and install your new septic system.

System Position

Your property will provide you with the right location in which you can install a septic system, which includes the collection tank and the effluent drainage pipes. As you plan for its installation, you will need to choose the right location for the tank to sit within the soil so that it creates the right slope for the sewage waste to exit your home through a gravity-fed line. Look for a position that is near your home's foundation to help eliminate the chance of damage to the sewer line from soil weight or tree roots. The shorter the line to the tank, the less pipe you will have to protect against damage.

You should also look to install the drainfield lines in an area of your yard that is not near any waterways or a vegetable garden because of the bacteria that can be present in the effluent wastewater that comes from the area. So, for example, you don't want to bury your drainfield lines next to a pond or water well. Talk to your septic professional about a recommended placement of the tank and the drainfield site.

Surface Planning

As you place the septic tank within your yard, you should also look at its proximity to the driveway on your property or an access road. You want your septic professional to have clear access to reach the tank's hatch opening when it is time to pump the waste from your tank. A traditional septic tank pump hose is not going to be hundreds of yards long, for example, so you need to make sure and place the tank within range of a nearby road or gate into your yard.

When you bury the tank, you should bury it so the pipe going to the tank is on a slope. However, if the tank is set too deeply into the soil to achieve this slope in the line, you may need to install risers on the access hatch so the tank opening is not buried below soil. This makes it easier when tank pump time arrives.

For more information, contact a septic system installation service today.