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  1. #1
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    Default Construction Near Septic Tanks

    What are the restrictions of construction near existing septic tanks? How far away does a new sunroom or deck need to be from a septic tank?

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    Default Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

    that varies by town so you would have to check with your local building department.

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    Default Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

    Around my way the septic reserve must be 20 ft. away from any foundation. As noted check with local building dept.

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    Default Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

    "Around my way the septic reserve must be 20 ft. away from any foundation. As noted check with local building dept. "

    Is a "septic reserve" anything like a "wildlife reserve"?

    Seriously, as mentioned it will vary by locale. In our area it is supposed to be at least 15' from the foundation and anything else buried in the ground like a propane tank. Your county or municipal health department will be the likely source of the info.

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    Default Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

    A septic reserve includes not only the tank and drain field, but also any area reserved for future use in case of an addition or replacing the septic before the original is abandoned.
    More important is the requirement to have the septic 100' away from the well.

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    Default Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

    Quote Originally Posted by ed21 View Post
    More important is the requirement to have the septic 100' away from the well.
    Amen to that!

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    Default Re: Construction Near Septic Tanks

    The restriction of construction near septic tank depends upon the town.So you have to check your building department.

    Septic tank pumping and cleaning

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