Where to Place Your Home Septic System
When building a new home outside of the city, you may need to also plan for construction of an on-site wastewater system. Septic systems are quite complicated, and there are several things to consider when installing a septic tank and leach field. For starters, you have to apply for the proper permits allowing you to legally build a system that is safe for you and the surrounding environment. Once that’s out of the way, one of the next things to consider is the location of your septic system.
Things to Consider:
- Regulations differ from town to town – Check with your Board of Health to see if there are special rules that would affect placement of the septic system on your property.
- Keep away from drinking water sources – The last thing you want is sewage near a potable water supply. Contaminating a city’s drinking water can have tragic outcomes.
- Evaluate your home’s size – The number of people living in your household affects water consumption, which affects the size of your septic tank and leach field. This would also affect placement.
Consult a Professional
Tons of other factors come into play before it’s all said and done—the type of system, your soil’s texture and pH, and the type of materials you’ll use. Because there are so many decisions to make, we strongly advise you seek professional guidance. All technicians and engineers at Wind River Environmental have graduated from Wind River University, and have years of experience with all aspects of septic systems. You can count on us to give you honest, reliable advice, and we’re certified to do the actual installation as well. We don’t stop there. Once your septic system is up and running, you can also count on us to do the ongoing maintenance to keep it running for years to come. Trust us to be a one-stop shop for all your septic needs. Contact Us or Request Service Today.