You might find it hard to believe that there are still areas in Florida that are not connected to a municipal waste system, but if you are considering going off-grid or close to it, you’ll need to understand how to deal with your wastewater. While there are other solutions for off-grid waste removal, such as composting or combustible-style toilets, you’ll still need somewhere for other grey water to be properly managed. The solution is to have a septic system installed, which usually includes tank and drain field installation.
One of the biggest advantages of a septic system over municipal sewer is that you won’t have a monthly bill to pay. That’s not to say you won’t have some ongoing expenses since septic does need to be inspected and serviced from time to time, however. You’ll avoid many of the repair costs if you become well-acquainted with what can and should not be put down the drains or flushed. It’s really not much different than what is involved with a sewer system, except that it is your equipment you’re preserving rather than a municipal system.
Septic system installation is something that needs to be planned at the time you are planning the building of your off-grid home so that it can be properly located. It needs to be accessible, but not where you plan to drive, have a deck, put in a garden, plant landscaping that will have a heavy root system, or put a concrete pad. The less that is above your septic system the better – preferably just grass. A professional septic company will help with the planning as well as obtaining any necessary permits.
If you have questions about putting in a septic system for an off-grid property or even something that isn’t, trust the professionals here at Marion Pumper to give you the information you need and expert installation for a lifetime of septic service.