367 Athens, NY Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your New York septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Rotterdam Junction, NY, 12150
44 miles from Athens
A family owned and operated business since 1954, Rotterdam Septic Systems Inc. is a proven company with a great track record of thousands of satisfied customers in the greater... Read More
NY, 12534
3 miles from Athens
NY, 12534
3 miles from Athens
NY, 12534
4 miles from Athens
NY, 12534
3 miles from Athens
J & R CONTRACTING (518) 965-6513
NY, 12534
4 miles from Athens
J & R CONTRACTORS (518) 828-6774
NY, 12534
3 miles from Athens
NY, 12534
4 miles from Athens
NY, 12075
5 miles from Athens
NY, 12513
6 miles from Athens
Wolven Septic (845) 331-0022
Kingston, NY, 12401
25 miles from Athens
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ADAM DREHER CONTRACTING (518) 758-6077
NY, 12075
6 miles from Athens
J & R CONTRACTORS (518) 828-6774
NY, 12534
7 miles from Athens
NY, 12526
7 miles from Athens
MATTER CONTRACTING CO INC (518) 731-8361
NY, 12051
7 miles from Athens
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If you are building a Athens, NY 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 Athens, NY 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 Athens, NY 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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