80 Douglas, NE Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Nebraska septic tanks and systems expert. More 
HIER'S PLUMBING (402) 432-8948
NE, 68358
13 miles from Douglas
SOUTHWICK SEWER & DRAIN (402) 475-2462
NE, 68372
13 miles from Douglas
SOUTH WICK LIQUID WASTE (402) 475-2462
NE, 68372
13 miles from Douglas
NE, 68516
19 miles from Douglas
Tan-Aire Sewer & Drain (402) 483-2488
NE, 68516
19 miles from Douglas
Tan Aire Pumpiig (402) 483-2311
NE, 68516
19 miles from Douglas
NE, 68502
21 miles from Douglas
NE, 68502
21 miles from Douglas
NE, 68502
21 miles from Douglas
Friesen Excavating Inc (402) 423-7076
NE, 68523
22 miles from Douglas
NE, 68502
22 miles from Douglas
NE, 68508
23 miles from Douglas
HOLMES SEWER AND DRAIN (402) 432-6312
NE, 68502
23 miles from Douglas
JT & K SERVICE INC (402) 601-4490
NE, 68507
23 miles from Douglas
NE, 68507
23 miles from Douglas
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If you are building a Douglas, NE 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 Douglas, NE 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 Douglas, NE 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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