399 Columbus, MN Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Minnesota septic tanks and systems expert. More 
A-1 SEWER SERVICE (651) 464-4745
Forest Lake, MN, 55025
4 miles from Columbus
BOSS PUMPING (651) 466-0800
Forest Lake, MN, 55025
4 miles from Columbus
OLSON'S SEWER SERVICE INC (651) 464-2082
Forest Lake, MN, 55025
3 miles from Columbus
Boss Pumping (651) 466-0800
Forest Lake, MN, 55025
1 mile from Columbus
A & B Sanitation Service (651) 464-2150
Forest Lake, MN, 55025
4 miles from Columbus
Gn Excavating (651) 408-1124
Wyoming, MN, 55092
6 miles from Columbus
Tom's Sewer Service (651) 429-9033
Hugo, MN, 55038
7 miles from Columbus
AMERICAN SEWER SERVICE (763) 434-8147
Wyoming, MN, 55092
7 miles from Columbus
Mac's Sewer Services (651) 462-1510
Wyoming, MN, 55092
8 miles from Columbus
Casper's Excavating (763) 434-3618
East Bethel, MN, 55092
9 miles from Columbus
A-1 SEWER SERVICE (763) 434-3686
Cedar, MN, 55011
9 miles from Columbus
Bowman Ronnie (651) 462-5193
Stacy, MN, 55079
9 miles from Columbus
Bowman Ronnie Excavtg (651) 462-5193
Stacy, MN, 55079
9 miles from Columbus
Chisago City, MN, 55013
9 miles from Columbus
LEROUX EXCAVATING INC (651) 426-2084
Saint Paul, MN, 55110
9 miles from Columbus
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If you are building a Columbus, MN 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 Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Brooklyn Park, West Coon Rapids and Coon Rapids.

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 Columbus, MN 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 Columbus, MN 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.

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