Did you know that nearly two-thirds of New Hampshire residents use a septic system? Town sewer and water is only available in certain locations in a limited number of towns. Everyone else must rely on an on-site subsurface sewage disposal system – which is not such a bad thing.
A properly designed and constructed septic system can last 20 years or more, assuming the homeowner has the tank pumped out regularly and doesn’t overload the system with excessive paper, chemicals, or too much water than the system was designed to hold.
Treating sewage on your own land is a good idea. The infrastructure costs for maintaining public sewer systems is very high. While a centrally managed sewer system may be necessary for homeowners and businesses in urban areas, you might say that homes with private septic systems help to reduce the load on public utilities by treating their wastewater on their own land.
The downside is, septic systems will eventually fail. Like a filter, the leach field is unable to drain if solids have plugged it. Ultimately that sewage will back up into your house. If you’ve noticed the ground over your leach field is wet or there’s an odor of sewage in the air, or your toilet seems to drain slowly – you should not wait to have it checked out.
At Rye Beach Landscaping, we are licensed septic installers. We can perform a septic inspection to evaluate where the blockage is and determine if the septic can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. In a septic system inspection, we will check your inlet pipe, tank and baffles, effluent pump (if you have one), and D-box. We will also dig a test pit in your leach field leach field to determine the level of saturation.
We can repair it or replace it. Whenever we find a septic problem, our hope is that it’s a quick fix. If not, we partner with a licensed septic design service that will produce a septic design and certify it with the state of New Hampshire for you.
We are experienced in installing traditional pipe and stone or Enviro-Septic systems – both are very popular in New Hampshire. We also install more specialized systems for commercial or high-volume residential applications. An Infiltrator Chamber System is a rugged leaching system that allows for a higher volume capacity and better distribution because of the open bottom design and rigid PVC construction.
An Aerobic Treatment Systems (ATS) is another high volume wastewater treatment system that we install. An ATS uses aerobic bacteria in a three chamber system to predigested solids before they exit into the leach field. Because of its nearly perfect purification process, and ATS system may be required in shoreline areas or on sites that have a limited footprint.
Which septic system is best? As a homeowner, you can request a specific type of system, but ultimately it is up to The NH Department of Environmental Services to determine what type of system is appropriate for your specific property. Regardless of the septic system you require, Rye Beach Landscaping is able to install it for you – sooner, rather than later!