Selecting the Right Location for Your Septic Tank


The installation of a residential septic tank is not a simple activity. While you probably cannot handle it on your own, you can have a say in the exact location in which the septic tank is to be installed.

However, choosing the right location is not just a matter of pointing to a location within your backyard. There are various factors that come into play with regards to the positioning of residential septic tanks.

Here are a few things you need to remember when choosing the right location for the installation of a residential septic tank.

Building Codes and Local Regulations

This is perhaps the most important thing you need to have in mind before you settle on any location for septic tank installation.

There are building codes and regulations whose requirements will need to be met before the tank is installed. For example, these codes define the minimum clearance required between the location of the septic tank and your living quarters.

The types of accepted tank materials are also often outlined in these building codes depending on your locality.

Ease of Access

Another important factor not to forget is that a time will come when the septic tank will need to be pumped out. In the ideal situation, your septic tank should be in a location that is easily accessible for a pump-out truck.

Apart from being pumped out, your septic tank will also need to be cleaned from time to time as a maintenance activity. If the tank is located in a hard-to-reach area, regular maintenance of the tank will be a more expensive and more cumbersome exercise.

The Immediate Surroundings

You should also be concerned about the kind of vegetation that surrounds the intended area of septic tank installation.

More specifically, you should avoid areas of your property that are surrounded by large mature trees that are likely to have invasive roots.

Remember that the septic tank will attract tree roots growing below the ground because it offers a constant supply of water. Having the tank installed in such a location is not a good idea because the tree roots can easily damage components of the septic tank as they grow and expand in search of water.

Other factors to consider when choosing the right location for septic tank installation include the soil characteristics in the desired location and the slope of the land. Consult an installation professional for further information about the right location for septic tank installation.


27 February 2020

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