641 Portsmouth, RI Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Rhode Island septic tanks and systems expert. More 
North Easton, MA, US 02356
33 miles from Portsmouth
Jacobs Driscoll Engineering is a land development engineering and land surveying firm located in the Metro South area of Massachusetts. We provide land development permitting,... Read More
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
A Rego Septec Service (401) 683-0073
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
All Island Septic (401) 293-5525
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
AQUIDNECK CONSTR INC (401) 683-9036
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
Tiverton, RI, US 02878
3 miles from Portsmouth
E J EXCAVATING LLC (401) 682-2172
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
Tiverton, RI, US 02878
4 miles from Portsmouth
All Island Septic Service (401) 683-1533
Portsmouth, RI, US 02871
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If you are building a Portsmouth, RI 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, RI 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, RI 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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