A septic tank is part of a septic system, between the building sewer and the drain field. Its purpose is to separate out solids and light oils and greases from the bulk liquid wastes that then flow out into the drain field. Ranging in size from five hundred to several thousand gallons, most commonly made of precast concrete, they contain several baffles, may be fitted with a manhole, and are located at the ground’s surface by the cleanout pipe used for periodic pumping.
It is large, most consistently is a watertight tank which gives the primary treatment of the household wastewater by blocking solids and settling a capable natural matter before the transfer of the wastewater to the drain field. It’s basically an underground concrete box for storing sewage and wastewater. It’s where your sinks and toilets empty out if you’re not hooked up to a public sewer system.
‘Building a new home?’ you possibly thinking and searching throughout the internet where to put your septic tank.
If you are a DIYer, then you should not be surprised that there are plenty of factors you need to consider before deciding on the right location to install your septic tank. But you can stop worrying about that if you leave it to the certified professional plumber. To ensure the installation process is done properly and in sanitary locations.
Here are the things to consider before setting up and planning for your septic tank location.
Check Your Local Regulations
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), establish rules and regulations for septic systems. First thing first, contact your local regulating agency to review the installation policies for your area and apply for the necessary permit(s) in the specific location.
Since according to DILG, ‘No building permit shall be issued for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental structures unless the design and location of the hygienic septic tank or water treatment facility in the building plan is confirmed by the local authorities.’ But you don’t have to worry after the local regulating agency review and it qualifies the process will shortly begin.
Take a Good Look at the Terrain
You should also consider the slope of the soil where you want to put your septic tank, you might want to place your septic system on level ground and high ground if possible to avoid flooding and weeping. Avoid slant steep slopes and areas of dense tree roots or other obstructions. Take into consideration any surrounding structures such as utility sheds or power lines that may impede your progress.
Consider the Quality of the Soil
Determining the quality of the soil where you want to put your septic tank is important. Since wastewater runs from your home to the septic tank, where it separates from solid waste and is released into the surrounding drain field, also called a leach field. Essentially, the drain field acts like a giant soil filter, so it’s important that your soil is highly absorbent. Your soil should be sandy and undisturbed, not clay type of soil. Avoid areas with dense bedrock which is bad, because it prevents water flow. Steer clear of coarse, gravelly soils that may drain too quickly. A percolation test will help you determine the state of your soil.
Always Call Before You Dig
Consider the utilities such as cable, gas, power, and pipelines that may hit before starting digging out. If you don’t consider this, it will not only delay your septic tank construction, but it can also be dangerous and cause you a lot of costs. Remember that there are always rules to be followed on how deep septic tanks to be buried, make sure to call a professional to mark out the area for you.
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