182 Alexandria, IN Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Indiana septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Payless Septic & Sewer Co (317) 462-0808
IN, 46001
Payless Septic & Sewer Co (765) 724-4457
IN, 46001
Hayden Septic & Sewer (765) 754-7373
IN, 46011
8 miles from Alexandria
Bolton Construction Inc (765) 642-2678
IN, 46011
8 miles from Alexandria
IN, 46012
10 miles from Alexandria
Flatford's Portables (765) 521-3363
IN, 46012
10 miles from Alexandria
HARMAN'S SEPTIC SERVICE (765) 759-5258
IN, 47396
11 miles from Alexandria
HARMAN'S SEPTIC SERVICE (765) 759-5258
IN, 47396
11 miles from Alexandria
IN, 46011
11 miles from Alexandria
HARMAN'S SEPTIC SERVICE (765) 649-5997
IN, 46011
11 miles from Alexandria
GERRY'S CONSTRUCTION (765) 278-2167
IN, 46011
12 miles from Alexandria
IN, 47396
12 miles from Alexandria
Harman Don (765) 759-5258
IN, 47396
12 miles from Alexandria
IN, 46201
41 miles from Alexandria
IN, 47303
14 miles from Alexandria
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If you are building a Alexandria, IN home that isn’t near a sewer system hookup, you’ll want to hire an excavation company that specializes in septic system design and installation.

How Do Septic Tank Systems Work?


A large concrete or steel septic tank can hold up to 1,000 gallons of water. Wastewater comes down into the tank on one side from your Alexandria, IN home’s sewage pipes and leaves the tank on the other side. Gases go up through a vent pipe through the roof of the house. Wastewater flows out of the septic tank and into a drain field made of perforated pipes, deeply buried and covered in gravel-filled trenches.

The drain field tends to be about 6 feet deep and 2 feet wide. Ultimately, the size of the drain field depends on how well the soil absorbs water, with slow-absorbing soil requiring a larger drain field. About 3 feet of gravel covers the drain pipes, with dirt filling the remainder.

Installing a septic tank system is best left to a licensed advanced wastewater treatment system installer, who can anticipate what size drain field your Alexandria, IN system will need. Whether you’re working on a new build or a remodel, make sure your septic expert and installer openly communicates with your contractor or builder.

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