222 Port Washington, WI Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Wisconsin septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Manitowoc, WI, 54220
50 miles from Port Washington
Septic systems - soil testing, design, installation, service; excavating, agricultural tiling, site work. Read More
Lakeland Cartage Inc (262) 268-2100
Port Washington, WI, 53074
Wisconsin Pump & Sump (262) 284-5954
Grafton, WI, 53024
5 miles from Port Washington
WISCONSIN PUMP & SUMP (262) 284-5954
Grafton, WI, 53024
7 miles from Port Washington
Cedarburg, WI, 53012
8 miles from Port Washington
Saukville, WI, 53080
8 miles from Port Washington
Boehnlein Daniel J (262) 377-3663
Cedarburg, WI, 53012
8 miles from Port Washington
CHARNITZ R INC (262) 675-6762
West Bend, WI, 53095
8 miles from Port Washington
Charnitz Llc (262) 675-6762
West Bend, WI, 53095
8 miles from Port Washington
Belgium, WI, 53004
9 miles from Port Washington
Fredonia, WI, 53021
10 miles from Port Washington
Cedarburg, WI, 53012
11 miles from Port Washington
Klug Donald O Inc Contr (262) 675-6959
Cedarburg, WI, 53012
11 miles from Port Washington
Manitowoc, WI, 54220
50 miles from Port Washington
R & K Excavating Inc (262) 306-9700
West Bend, WI, 53095
14 miles from Port Washington
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If you are building a Port Washington, WI 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 Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Germantown, Grafton and Cedarburg.

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 Port Washington, WI 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 Port Washington, WI 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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