If you are building a new home that is not serviced by the municipal sewer, you will need to become acquainted with septic tank installation and the design of the septic system. Building codes dictate much of this process, including the location and size of the system. A formula is used based on the anticipated number of gallons of waste and wastewater the septic tank must handle, typically about 120 gallons per bedroom each day. That is why the number of bedrooms is the main factor considered for septic tank installation.
Unfortunately, that formula does not account for every lifestyle or family. It assumes there will be no more than two people per bedroom in the residence, but that might not be the case if you have extended family or several children. It also assumes there won’t be any unusual water usage going on, such as extra dishwasher usage to operate a home catering business or more laundry loads because you bring towels or linens from a business to wash at home.
It is for these reasons that it isn’t a bad idea to plan your water usage and discuss it with your septic tank installation company so that the appropriate size of tank will be included in the septic system installation.
If you would like to know more about what goes into planning septic tank installation so you can be proactive in having the right size for your household, give us a call at Marion Pumper. We offer installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement services with a level of customer service that is second to none. Call today to discuss your project in depth.