126 Elkhart, IA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Iowa septic tanks and systems expert. More 
IA, 50021
6 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50021
8 miles from Elkhart
Onsite Waste Water Tech (515) 244-4646
IA, 50313
9 miles from Elkhart
Davis Robert E (515) 262-9174
IA, 50032
9 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50032
9 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50032
9 miles from Elkhart
DAVIS SEPTIC TANK SERVICE (515) 202-9596
IA, 50032
9 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50307
10 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50046
10 miles from Elkhart
Municipal Supply Inc (515) 262-1300
IA, 50313
11 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50317
11 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50313
13 miles from Elkhart
Smith's Sewer Service (515) 255-6063
IA, 50131
13 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50317
13 miles from Elkhart
IA, 50316
13 miles from Elkhart
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If you are building a Elkhart, IA 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 Elkhart, IA 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 Elkhart, IA 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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