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When designing your septic system it is very important to consult with a specialist and get soil samples taken.

While some soils provide great wastewater treatment, there are several other types that do not. When designing your septic system it is very important to consult with a specialist and get soil samples taken. Many failures of septic systems can be directly linked to poor soil so this is a very important step to take.

You also need to evaluate the size tank you will need to handle your wastewater needs. The size of your family and the amount of water used daily can help to determine the size needed for your septic system. Poorly sized tanks can lead to system failures if they are inadequate to handle the load on them.

Seasonal groundwater levels should also be checked for your area when designing your septic system. Areas that have high groundwater tables may need special care and designing aspects.

Tank quality is of the utmost importance. If your tank is not watertight, leaks into or out of the system can cause failure and possible health risks due to contamination.

You can also have the best designed septic system but failures can occur if there are any improper installation practices used. Heavy equipment used during construction can compact the soil around the drainfield and interfere with the drainfields ability to process wastewater effectively. An improperly leveled drainfield can also cause wastewater to overload the system. And lastly, if the surrounding surface drainage is not divereted away from the field, water can flow into the area and flood it.
 


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