32 Smithville, GA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Georgia septic tanks and systems expert. More 
GA, 31763
13 miles from Smithville
Harris Septic Service (229) 924-9854
GA, 31719
14 miles from Smithville
GA, 31824
20 miles from Smithville
GA, 31015
21 miles from Smithville
HADLEY & SON FENCE CO (229) 439-2800
GA, 31705
24 miles from Smithville
GA, 31705
24 miles from Smithville
GA, 31701
25 miles from Smithville
Brantley Septic (229) 382-3123
GA, 31705
26 miles from Smithville
GA, 31791
28 miles from Smithville
Brand Septic Tank Service (478) 472-8568
GA, 31063
31 miles from Smithville
GA, 39840
33 miles from Smithville
GA, 31069
48 miles from Smithville
GA, 31036
50 miles from Smithville
Himes Sanitation (478) 822-9462
GA, 31030
50 miles from Smithville
HIMES SANITATION (478) 822-9462
GA, 31030
50 miles from Smithville
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If you are building a Smithville, GA 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 Smithville, GA 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 Smithville, GA 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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