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Mar 21, 2024

Are Shared Septic Tanks A Good Idea?

When we talk about septic tanks, most people think of standalone septic tanks that serve one property. Not many people are familiar with the concept of shared septic tanks. These septic tanks are particularly common in areas with limited municipal sewer access and terraced housing developments where individual tanks might be impractical.

If you're looking for reliable information about shared septic tanks, you've come to the right place. In this blog post, Rooter Man Plumbing explains how shared septic tanks work, their benefits, and who's responsible for maintenance. We are a premier septic company providing septic tank installation, septic tank repair, maintenance, inspections, and more.

What Are Shared Septic Tanks?

Shared septic tanks serve multiple residences, typically 2-3 properties. They are usually installed within the boundaries of one of the properties or on third-party land. This concept is appealing to properties with space limitations and to those who are looking to reduce operational costs.

Shared Septic Tanks – Why Do Some Properties Share?

There are two main reasons why some properties opt for shared septic tanks--cost efficiency and space constraints.

  • Cost Efficiency: This is one of the benefits residents seek to achieve by installing shared septic tanks. Sharing a septic tank can be significantly cheaper than installing and maintaining individual tanks for each property. The tank itself, as well as ongoing maintenance like septic tank pumping, can be split amongst the users, reducing the financial burden for everyone involved.
  • Space Constraints: Not all properties have ample space for a standalone septic tank system. Shared tanks can be a good solution in areas with limited space, like densely populated neighborhoods with closely built houses. By sharing one tank, multiple properties can benefit from a proper wastewater disposal system without sacrificing valuable land.

Who Is Responsible for A Shared Septic Tank?

This is one of the common questions we get from people who are considering installing shared septic tanks. The responsibility of a shared septic tank is shared between all the properties connected to the system. In other words, each resident who uses the septic tank is equally responsible for the shared septic system. That means each household must take responsibility for septic tank repair, septic tank pumping, and septic tank cleaning. Just make sure you have a written agreement in place regarding to who’s responsible for a shared septic tank. Having a written agreement is crucial for shared septic tanks. It prevents misunderstandings and ensures everyone involved is on the same page regarding responsibilities and costs.

Speak To Rooter Man Plumbing If You Need Septic System Service

Perhaps you've joined hands with your neighbors and you're thinking about installing a shared septic tank, or maybe you're considering upgrading your standalone septic tank. No matter what your needs are, Rooter Man Plumbing is the septic company you can rely on for septic tank installation. Our septic technicians have the expertise and experience to install all types and sizes of septic tanks. We also offer dependable and affordable septic tank repair, septic tank pumping, and more. If your septic tank is in disrepair, reach out to Rooter Man Plumbing for an inspection.

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