IS MY SEPTIC TANK THE RIGHT SIZE FOR MY PROPERTY?

The size, style and construction fo your septic tank needs to be suitable for the flow that you are producing. As explained in (The Operation of a Septic Tank) the main purpose of a septic system is to remove solids and only allow liquid effluent to discharge into the soakaway system.

If a septic tank is under-sized then you are likely to reduce the life of your soakaway system.

As a very general guide the average family house should have a septic tank system with a total holding capacity of approximately 1000 gallons. A common problem is the original septic tank may now be too small for modern usage. Over the past years household water usage has increased and we now produce higher volumes of waste water.

Is my septic tank the right size?

By contacting us we can advise you further on your own system. We may need to survey the tank and carry out some basic calculations, allowing us to check if your tank is suitable. See our (Survey) section for further details.


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