Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Septic Tank is in the Ground.

I had to work yesterday, but today (Thursday) I finally had for me. I finally got my septic tank delivered. The tank was $1600, trucking was $450, and another $480 for the two manhole extensions and two tar strips to keep the ground water out. $2530 plus some taxes for all. Ouch.
It is a 750 gallon septic tank, which is no longer allowed around here anymore. The minimum size is 1000 now. I bought my sewage permit before the change, so I was allowed to use the 750. Others have to have some other kind of different system that I heard costs around $30,000.00. I'm not sure why I did'nt need that. (Maybe I do, I don't know). lol.
The sewage permit guy is probably going to come out tomorrow (actually today, I guess, as it is after midnight). I want to get him to look at things so I can get it all covered.
Raw sewage in.

Effluent out to the sewage treatment mound.
Well it's nice to finally have this thing in the ground.


  1. Looking great Mark! Good luck with the permit guy today. :)

  2. Man, things are moving right along! Hope the permit guy is in a good mood!

    Good luck, buddy!

  3. I second Jim;
    Some permit guys think they are Gods. I hate all that requires a permit for your OWN land.

    See Ya

  4. Yea! that's great! wow, though, ya'll have to put your tank in so deep; I guess for freezing?
    I have a similar system and it cost me just over $2000, so, I know how you feel and that was the one item I could not do myself due to inspections and licensing.

  5. Thanks Jeanie. Everything went well with the permit man today, and I have it all back filled except for a little bit right at the tank.

  6. Thanks Jim. The permit guy was in a good mood as usual. He's actually pretty helpful and good to get along with.

  7. Thanks Tony. Yeah I suppose some could be like that, but this guy is pretty good. I agree with ya though, if it were not for the permit people I would have done things alot differently. Maybe it's good they're watching me. lol.

  8. Thanks Annie. It is true, that we probably bury water lines etc deeper here (about 8 feet deep usually for a water or effluent line), but the septic tank just kinda ended up that deep. It's just how it all worked out. The 4 inch main exits the house from the basement under the footing and as I go off that at a gradual slope of about 1/4 inch every foot I ended up with an 11 foot deep hole for the septic tank to sit in. It is about six feet from the top of the tank to ground level. I'm gonna take a look back at your blog and see if I can find your septic tank in there some where and compare if it's there.

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