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JenLim
Construction Near Septic Tanks

What are the restrictions of construction near existing septic tanks? How far away does a new sunroom or deck need to be from a septic tank?

MLBSF
Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

that varies by town so you would have to check with your local building department.

ed21
Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

Around my way the septic reserve must be 20 ft. away from any foundation. As noted check with local building dept.

bp21901
Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

"Around my way the septic reserve must be 20 ft. away from any foundation. As noted check with local building dept. "

Is a "septic reserve" anything like a "wildlife reserve"? :)

Seriously, as mentioned it will vary by locale. In our area it is supposed to be at least 15' from the foundation and anything else buried in the ground like a propane tank. Your county or municipal health department will be the likely source of the info.

ed21
Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

A septic reserve includes not only the tank and drain field, but also any area reserved for future use in case of an addition or replacing the septic before the original is abandoned.
More important is the requirement to have the septic 100' away from the well.;)

bp21901
Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks
ed21 wrote:

More important is the requirement to have the septic 100' away from the well.;)

Amen to that!

clarasmithh001
Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

The restriction of construction near septic tank depends upon the town.So you have to check your building department.

Septic tank pumping and cleaning

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