Maybe you recently moved in, and the paperwork is somewhere ‘safe’, or you have been there a while and can’t remember how much of the yard the septic tank and drain field take up; it’s just that right now you can’t put your finger on exactly where it is and how often does anyone need to know where the tank is, anyway?
It is a good thing to be able to easily locate your septic tank, either for getting it pumped out or its yearly maintenance or in the event of a multi-day rain event, to make sure the tank is secure and undamaged. If you have been unable to find your septic, here are some steps to take.
- Let your sewer pipe lead the way:
Check the basement and look for the sewer pipe, locate the 4-inch sewer pipe where it leaves the house. Note that location as you will need to find it outside.