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Preparing for a Septic Tank InstallationInstalling a septic tank is a major undertaking and requires proper planning to be done successfully and safely. Here are a few areas to pay attention to if you are about to have a septic system installed on your property:

  • Permits. Generally a permit is required from the relevant local authority before work can be started on a septic tank installation. Your installer may be able to help you with the application process or even apply for a permit on your behalf. Be sure to check that all the paperwork is in order before any work is started to avoid problems and delays later.
  • Utilities. Before any digging is started, all relevant utility providers should be notified, e.g. those that provide electricity, water, gas, telephone lines, cable television, etc. They may need to do a site check prior to the septic tank installation to make sure that it will not cause any damage or danger.
  • Children & Pets. A large hole dug in your garden and the presence of heavy duty machinery is a disaster waiting to happen if children and pets are allowed to move freely around the area. Before the septic tank installation begins, make sure you have made adequate arrangements to keep the area safe. If possible, get pets, and maybe even children, off the property completely for a few days to make things easier for everyone.
  • Access. Make sure that contractors have easy access to the area where the septic tank installation is to take place. Remember that they will be bringing in some heavy equipment like trucks and backhoes, so make sure there is enough space for them to get in and park. It may be necessary for sections of fencing or walling to be removed to allow for easy access, and this should be done in advance to prevent delays.


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