Common Questions

Can you just email me a quote?

While we could just send you a quote, we prefer to conduct a site visit before providing you with an estimate. A site visit allows us to see the property for ourselves and determine the type of system is best suited for your needs.  Ultimately, a site visit allows us to give you a more accurate quote, which helps you to spend your money more wisely. In order to apply for a permit for the septic system, we will need to conduct a site evaluation and soil analysis. Allowing us to do this beforehand means that we can apply for permits, design the sewage system and get the system installed sooner.

Who has to pull the permits for a septic installation?

Wastewater Solutions pulls all of the permits for your septic installation. Our staff members have their PSDS tickets, which are required in order to pull permits for private sewage disposal systems. We are here to help you through the entire process from start to finish, doing everything from the initial site evaluations to maintenance and servicing after the septic system has been installed.

How long does a septic system last?

On average, a septic system will last for around 20 to 25 years. When your septic system reaches this age, you should consider replacing it even if you haven’t been having issues with it yet. Replacing the system before it begins to fail can save you the cost and headache of dealing with a sewage backup. 

How often should I have my septic tank pumped out?

Your septic tank should be pumped out by a sewage vacuum service every one to two years. Regular maintenance will extend the life of your septic field. The key factor here is to remove the solids that will plug the septic field.