210 Detroit, OR Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Oregon septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Miller Irrigation (541) 388-0190
Bend, OR, 97702
50 miles from Detroit
We are an irrigation company located in Bend, Oregon. Our goal is to help our clients establish an efficient irrigation system by using the best quality irrigation products... Read More
Salem, OR, 97317
43 miles from Detroit
Valley Septic Service (503) 843-4870
Stayton, OR, 97383
28 miles from Detroit
Stayton, OR, 97383
28 miles from Detroit
Molalla, OR, 97038
29 miles from Detroit
Molalla, OR, 97038
29 miles from Detroit
T L C Excavating & Const. (503) 829-9336
Molalla, OR, 97038
29 miles from Detroit
Colton, OR, 97017
30 miles from Detroit
Dilworth & Sons Llc (503) 829-4140
Molalla, OR, 97038
30 miles from Detroit
Estacada, OR, 97023
32 miles from Detroit
Stayton, OR, 97383
32 miles from Detroit
Zollinger Excavating Inc (503) 873-8927
Silverton, OR, 97381
33 miles from Detroit
Silverton, OR, 97381
33 miles from Detroit
Colton, OR, 97017
34 miles from Detroit
Colton, OR, 97017
34 miles from Detroit
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If you are building a Detroit, OR 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 Salem, Keizer, Black Butte Ranch, Marion and Mehama.

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 Detroit, OR 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 Detroit, OR 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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