Septic System Installation

On Tuesday of this week, our septic contractor (Valley Sanitation) arrived to begin the installation of our septic system.  Because our site is so shallow, with only 20″ or so down to bedrock in some places, we have to build up the site with “septic sand”, and then create the system on top of that, to ensure there is sufficient drainage and filtration going on.

This system consists of a 3600litre concrete septic tank that drains out to our septic bed – which is six runs of 11 metres of 3″ drainage pipe.  Here’s the usual photos and a video (video coming soon!!) of them dropping the septic tank into position!


At this point the system is ready for inspection, which should happen early next week, then they can cover it over and put down some topsoil for final grading.

As always, thanks for reading!

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