121 Marion, NY Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your New York septic tanks and systems expert. More 
1 mile from Marion
Doyle Excavating (585) 370-7288
5 miles from Marion
DOYLE EXCAVATING (315) 589-8426
5 miles from Marion
Pitts Joe Septic Cleaning (315) 589-5881
7 miles from Marion
PULCINI WALTER INC (315) 597-9181
7 miles from Marion
7 miles from Marion
8 miles from Marion
Aey Enterprises (315) 597-2188
9 miles from Marion
H & S Septic Services (585) 732-0600
10 miles from Marion
H & S Septic Services (585) 732-0600
10 miles from Marion
10 miles from Marion
10 miles from Marion
11 miles from Marion
David Dubois (585) 259-1939
39 miles from Marion
RANDALL EXCAVATING (315) 483-9950
13 miles from Marion
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If you are building a Marion, NY 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 Marion, NY 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 Marion, NY 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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