The Septic System – A Pictorial

Standing at the future house septic tank looking back towards the barn septic tank. The trench on the right is where the main power line comes up to the barn from the transformer. We’ve also buried phone cable for DSL in that trench.


Standing at the barn looking at the barn septic tank. The green riser further down is the septic tank for the future house. The line goes straight down from there about 200 ft to the pump tank.

The point where the two septic tanks come together into one line heading down to the pump tank

The pump tank and where the lines take a hard left over to the drain field

top of the drain field

Drain field in progress

Post for mounting septic control panel. Apparently it has to be within 50′ of the pump tank and our barn is 240′ away. We weren’t planning on a post in this field so will have to get creative with tree and shrub planting.

Inspection Day. Thank Goodness we PASSED! As a matter of fact, the inspector and the septic designer were both quite impressed with the job. The best news is that we can now backfill all of the trenches – hopefully with this warm fall we are experiencing, the pasture grasses will grow back in pretty quick.

About La Femme Farmer

Starting up a small farm is the goal for the second half of my life. It's a late start I know, but better late than NEVER! Growing food, cooking and eating are my passions and now I get to do it full-time (and then some). and yes, that's a tomato from my garden!
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2 Responses to The Septic System – A Pictorial

  1. Impressive! And a huge job accomplished. Septic tank controls? What do they do? Ours (admittedly an older system) has none. Nice photo record of the whole thing – it will be invaluable in years to come. My mum did a photo series of ours when it was redone many years ago, and it’s proving very handy, as we gear up to replace some parts of our system.

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