A septic tank is commonly referred to as a septic system, however, the tank is a single component of the larger system. The septic tank itself can range in size from a standard of 1,000 gallons, up to 3,000 gallons. Regardless of their size, there are 5 basic functions of septic tanks:
- receives wastewater from the house
- separates solids from liquids
- stores solids
- decomposes solids
- sends wastewater to the drain field
Please refer to our Tank Installation page for specific information regarding excavation recommendations, as well as size-specific information on anti-buoyancy for all sizes of the tanks we carry.