69 Portsmouth, 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 
Moores Pumping (712) 647-3117
IA, 51579
9 miles from Portsmouth
IA, 51579
10 miles from Portsmouth
Cobra Drain Cleaning (712) 647-2718
IA, 51579
10 miles from Portsmouth
IA, 51579
11 miles from Portsmouth
MEEKER RON WELL COMPANY (712) 647-2262
IA, 51579
11 miles from Portsmouth
Meeker Ron Well Company (712) 647-2262
IA, 51579
11 miles from Portsmouth
Showers Plumbing Inc (712) 527-5889
IA, 51537
12 miles from Portsmouth
NE, 68022
45 miles from Portsmouth
Johnsen Masonry Const (712) 644-2860
IA, 51546
14 miles from Portsmouth
Jacksonville Hardware (712) 799-4762
IA, 51537
19 miles from Portsmouth
Ellison Robert L (712) 642-2491
IA, 51555
20 miles from Portsmouth
IA, 51555
21 miles from Portsmouth
IA, 51542
22 miles from Portsmouth
Larson Backhoe & Dozing (712) 545-3430
IA, 51526
24 miles from Portsmouth
A Raymond Plumbing (712) 545-9941
IA, 51526
25 miles from Portsmouth
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If you are building a Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth, 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 Portsmouth, 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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