When you have a rural home without access to the municipal sewage system, it’s important that your wastewater treatment be comprehensive. There are numerous types available on the market and all do essentially what they claim: Remove waste from one’s house then filter and treat before discharging into whatever natural bodies there may be in their area – usually rivers or streams where most people discharge- but if not these septic system types can handle high levels of dosage locally too!
There are two main types of septic systems out there. One is an aerobic system, which requires oxygen to break down waste with bacteria and create water-soluble nutrients for plants – this type typically costs between $2-$5 thousand dollars more than the traditional alternatives before you even factor permits into your bill! The other alternative would be bacterial decomposition in its own environment without any outside interference; these tanks can cost anywhere from just under two hundred dollars all the way up past five hundred so keep that price range handy when weighing options carefully because not only do they come at varying levels but what goes into them will also affect where exactly on earth their drain pipes run through too.
Aerobic systems are better for the environment, as they produce considerably cleaner wastewater than anaerobic alternatives. In fact, these effluents can be used for irrigation purposes to treat it more efficiently. On top of being less space-consuming and expensive at around thirteen thousand dollars per unit when compared with traditional fully lined units that require about half leach field surface area due to its design which also speeds up the decomposition process (and therefore produces clean water).
Polyethylene or plastic septic tanks are the most affordable and lightweight option. The average cost for a thousand-gallon tank is around eleven hundred dollars, but their use can pose problems such as cracking under pressure from water-saturated soil in certain states where they have been banned due to this issue which leads to costly repairs down the line that cancel out any money saved on installation costs.
The traditional, middle-of-the-road option is the tried and true concrete septic tank. These tanks may still crack due to expansion or contraction but they’re less likely on average for it to be severe if any cracks do appear; these durable workhorses cost about twelve hundred dollars per thousand gallons of capacity with proper maintenance in place (which can last decades).
Finally, the premium option costs approximately sixteen hundred dollars for a thousand-gallon tank. Fiberglass septic tanks are easy to install and lighter than concrete but they lack cracks due to their nonporous construction material which makes them safer too! The price tag may seem hefty at first glance but it’s worth every penny when you consider all of these benefits combined with its reduced cracking potentials compared to other types on this list.
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What does this mean for me?
Making the decision to install a new septic system is an important one. Understanding what factors affect its cost will help you choose wisely, as it could mean major savings in long-term costs for your family or business! The experts at NexGen Septics can explain all of these different installation options and more – from permits, piping systems (and their materials) right down through maintenance prices which may play into the initial price tag when installing this type of plumbing fixture on property occupied by residential homes with 3 bedrooms per unit).