181 Foster City, CA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your California septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Bay Area Backflow (650) 212-2435
4 miles from Foster City
sirfert engineering inc (510) 451-2600
oakland, CA, 94612
18 miles from Foster City
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Oakland, CA,
17 miles from Foster City
11 miles from Foster City
D & J Rooter (650) 851-2055
11 miles from Foster City
T G'S BACKFLOW SERVICE (510) 481-1801
12 miles from Foster City
TG'S BACKFLOW SERVICE (510) 481-1801
12 miles from Foster City
FORESIGHT INSTITUTE (650) 289-0860
13 miles from Foster City
13 miles from Foster City
13 miles from Foster City
Foresight Institute (650) 289-0860
13 miles from Foster City
LANGLEY HILL QUARRY (650) 851-0126
14 miles from Foster City
14 miles from Foster City
Bonetti Plumbing (510) 582-0934
14 miles from Foster City
A & B PLUMBING & BACKFLOW (510) 792-0197
16 miles from Foster City
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If you are building a Foster City, CA 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 Foster City, CA 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 Foster City, CA 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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