The drain field is a critical component of any septic system. After wastewater leaves the septic tank, it travels to the drain field, where it is distributed through a series of perforated pipes for final treatment.
If you are having a new septic system placed on your property, you need to pick the best spot for your drain field before the day of drain field installation arrives. Here are some guidelines to follow as you select a location for this important septic system component:
- To avoid the need for a lift station, pick a spot for your drain field that is at a lower elevation than your septic tank. This way, water can easily travel from your tank to the drain field.
- Pick an area of your property that is unused or does not need to be accessed on a regular basis. Once your drain field is installed, you will not be able to use the area for anything other than treating wastewater.
- Your drain field should be large enough to accommodate the wastewater treatment needs of your household. Select an area with plenty of space based on how many people live in your home.
At Quality Septic Inc., we’re here to help you with the drain field installation process from beginning to end, and that involves helping you locate the perfect spot for your drain field. Reach out to us today to find out more about drain field installation and what this process involves.