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Septic Tank Installation Services Follow Regulations Regarding Distance From Buildings and Wells

People who buy unimproved rural property with the intention of having a house built there will need a well drilled and constructed as well as Septic Tank Installation Services. There are certain regulations and guidelines regarding where a septic tank and drain field, or mound system, can be located in regard to where the house is and where the well is. The tank usually is relatively close to the house so the sewer pipe does not have to be exceptionally long. Regulations may state that it must be at least 5 ft. away from the building. The entire system must be a certain distance from the well to prevent any possible contamination of drinking water. It also must be a certain distance away from any neighboring properties for the same reasons, and a specific distance from streams and other natural waterways on or near the property.

A properly functioning septic system would not create any risk to drinking water even if it were to be situated close to it by Septic Tank Installation Services. However, systems grow old and can begin to malfunction. Undetected leaks can develop. That’s why regulations prohibit these private sewage treatment systems from being installed too close to a well.

A common design from a company such as Texas Pride Septic would have the septic system on the opposite side of the house from the well. In the far distant future, any contaminated effluent from the septic system would have a very long way to travel to reach groundwater supplying the well, making this extremely unlikely. The technicians look for a place to build the discharge field that has well-draining soil, preferably with a considerable amount of sand. If the soil is not suitable, they build a mound system to add the extra earth needed for proper draining. That’s essential, since the earth in the leach field or mound system filters the waste water and cleans it.

Each state has its own codes regarding specifics about how far a septic system must be from a home and from a well. To learn information about Texas regulations, a person may visit the website Texasprideseptic.com and call the number provided there.