Portland / Vancouver Metro - The Dalles - Hermiston OR & Tri Cities WA
If you’re having a new home built somewhere not near a municipal sewer line, you may want to consider a septic system. Septic systems are ideal for managing wastewater in rural areas but you may be asking yourself questions like, “Where can it be installed?” and “What do I need to do before it’s installed?”
Acquire the Proper Permits
Different cities and counties have different regulations regarding septic systems. Get your septic installation project approved by your local public health or environmental organization. Call our office and we can help guide you on acquiring these permits.
Test the Soil Quality
Soil quality, consistency, and permeability is very important in determining where your septic system will be installed and how it will be designed. If your property has no previous perc test on record, you may have to work with a soil scientist to get the property perc tested.
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Septic System Design & Approval
Next, a septic system engineer will design the septic system optimal for your needs based on your property size, layout, and occupants. Septic systems should be installed on level or high ground to avoid seeping and flooding. After it’s designed, it will have to be approved by local health authorities before it can be installed to ensure it meets local regulations. This stage in the septic installation process can take anywhere from a couple days to a few weeks.
Once your septic system design has been approved and your permits have been issued, it’s time to install your septic system. In this stage, technicians will excavate the land to make room for your new septic tank and drain field. Then once it’s installed, connected, and covered, the technicians will instruct you on how to use your new septic system and maintain it.
Need a Septic System Installation?
If you need a septic system installed, choose Speedy Septic. We’re a locally-owned-and-operated company providing septic installations, cleanings, repairs, and more throughout Oregon and Washington. We provide septic system emergency services 24/7. View our complete services and schedule your free quote today!
When to Start the Septic Installation Process in Portland OR and Vancouver WA
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