Septic System Installation

General process of septic system installation:

Obtaining approvals and installing a septic system can vary from site to site, but the overall process is generally consistent throughout the state.

A typical septic system installation requires:

  • A Soil & Site Evaluation to determine the location, type and size of the proposed septic system.
  • A septic system design that incorporates the results of the soil & site evaluation.
  • A review of the design by applicable State and/or County agencies to determine code compliance and verify applied engineering standards.
  • Obtain a Sanitary permit upon approval of the system design.
  • Install the septic system as per approved design.
  • An inspection of the system installation and materials must be completed by the governing authority.  The system can only be backfilled after receiving approval from the Sanitary Inspector who has verified that the system was installed as per design and in compliance with all applicable codes.

 At A.C.E. Soil & Site Evaluations, we  install all types of septic systems including:

  • Conventional Systems.  Distributes wastes by gravity to a below ground dispersal cell – as simple as they get.
  • Dose-Conventional Systems.  Similar to a conventional system, however the dispersal cell is at a higher elevation than the septic tank outlet, so gravity flow cannot be attained.  A pump is installed with an effluent pump to lift, or dose, the effluent up and into the below ground dispersal cell.
  • At-Grade & Mound Systems.  At-grade and mound system dispersal cells are built at or above the ground surface.  An effluent pump is installed to lift the effluent up and into the dispersal cell.
  • Drip Irrigation Systems.  Drip Irrigation Systems consist of flexible tubing that is installed just below the ground surface.  Pressurized effluent is pushed through the distribution lines and dispersed through drip emitters.
  • Aeration Treatment Unit (ATU) Systems.  ATU systems supply oxygen to aerobic bacteria which are very efficient at breaking down wastes.  Because the waste is “cleaned up’ in the septic treatment tank, a smaller dispersal cell is needed.  They are a “top of the line” system, are more environmentally friendly and, if properly maintained, will last many more years than a standard system.