544 Atlas, PA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Pennsylvania septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Kulpmont, PA, 17834
3 miles from Atlas
TRI-COUNTY SPREADING (570) 672-2550
Elysburg, PA, 17824
6 miles from Atlas
Petro Mike Excavating (570) 799-0715
Catawissa, PA, 17820
8 miles from Atlas
ABC Sewage (570) 682-9527
Hegins, PA, 17938
9 miles from Atlas
Paws And Remember (570) 889-3153
Ringtown, PA, 17967
11 miles from Atlas
Ringtown, PA, 17967
11 miles from Atlas
TRI-COUNTY SPREADING (570) 672-2550
Paxinos, PA, 17860
11 miles from Atlas
Shamokin Township, PA, 17860
11 miles from Atlas
MAURER'S SEPTIC SERVICE (570) 682-9431
Hegins, PA, 17938
12 miles from Atlas
Peterman Bros Septic (570) 622-1652
Pottsville, PA, 17901
12 miles from Atlas
PETERMAN BROS (888) 615-7725
Pottsville, PA, 17901
12 miles from Atlas
DRAINFIELD DOCTOR (570) 622-4461
Pottsville, PA, 17901
12 miles from Atlas
Pottsville, PA, 17901
12 miles from Atlas
VALLEY SEPTIC (570) 622-4461
Pottsville, PA, 17901
12 miles from Atlas
Birdsboro, PA, 19508
50 miles from Atlas
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If you are building a Atlas, PA 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. You can find more septic tanks & systems in Pottsville, Bloomsburg, Shamokin, Danville and Mahanoy City.

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 Atlas, PA 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 Atlas, PA 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of septic tanks & systems: General Contractors, Plumbing Contractors.

Find septic tank and system professionals on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Atlas, PA residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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