LARGER IMAGE: this simple sketch of septic tank location can save future trouble.How to Measure & Sketch the Location of a Septic Tank

  • SEPTIC TANK LOCATION SKETCH - CONTENTS: How to document the septic tank location by making measurements and a sketch to make sure that the tank and tank cleanout openings can be easily found again in the future. Where to look for the septic tanks, septic tank covers, or septic tank cleanout lids
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How to document the septic tank location - making a septic layout sketch.

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How to DOCUMENT the SEPTIC TANK LOCATION - How to Measure and Document the Septic Tank Location

When the septic tank needs to be pumped, a regular maintenance task, the cost of that service will be less if the property owner found the septic tank location and perhaps even uncovered the septic tank pumping access cover.

Other reasons to make a drawing of the the septic tank and drainfield location include enabling the inspecting and testing septic systems when buying a home or for safety, to assure that the septic tank cover is in good condition.

Use of this information at other websites, in books or pamphlets for sale is reserved to the author. Reviewers and content suggestions are welcome and are credited at "References." This article is part of our series: SEPTIC SYSTEM INSPECTION & MAINTENANCE COURSE an online book on septic systems.

LARGER IMAGE: mark the septic tank cleanout location, perhaps with slates.

To remember the tank location in the future and to help future owners of the property, you should:

LARGER IMAGE: this simple sketch of septic tank location can save future trouble.

Recording Septic Tank Location in our "Septic Tank Pumping Guide" includes a nice example of how to take measurements to document the exact location of a septic system component.

When you find your septic tank, if other clues helped you do so, please forward them to me by email so we can help others. Photos are very welcome too.

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