What size septic tank do I need?

Answer The size of a septic tank that a homeowner needs depends on the size of the home. Single-family homes should have a septic tank that holds 500 to 1,500 gallons of water. For a home with one to two ... Read More »

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What is the size of a normal septic tank?

Septic tank size depends on setting and usage. Requirements differ for industrial, commercial or residential sites and tank size varies according to the average daily water flow needed. For residen... Read More »

What do i need to look out for when buying a house with well water and a septic tank?

Firstly where is the septic tank situated in relation to the well?If the property is on a slope then the septic tank should ALWAYS be located down gradient from the well ie. the well shoulld be at ... Read More »

How often do I need to empty my septic tank?

Three factors determine when to empty a septic system: size of tank, the number of people in the house and the volume of solids in the wastewater. In a four-person household, 500-gallon tanks requi... Read More »

How often do I need to pump my septic tank?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests following the recommendation of a professional inspector, but gives a general septic tank pumping guideline of once every three to five years. The ... Read More »