If a Septic System fails

It’s usually a drain field that needs replacing.

Remember, it’s not usually the septic tank that has a problem, but a clean septic tank can avoid problems.

Inspection and pumping should be done by a licensed contractor.

Keep clear, detailed records each time the septic tank is pumped or inspected. This information could be valuable if you sell your home. Some areas require proof of septic tank pumping prior to sale.

Be on site when the septic tank is pumped. Make sure as much of the solids and liquid are pumped out of the tank as possible.

The cost of Septic System Pumping is far less than the repair needed when the septic system is not maintained and cleaned on a regular basis.

Regular Septic tank cleaning ensures the tanks do a better job of breaking down your sewage.

How often you clean a septic system depends on some factors and this chart can help you plan your septic pumping rate.

The following table gives an estimate of how many years you can expect between pumping based on the number in the household.

Years Between Pumping Based on Number in Household*
Tank size (Gallons) Number of people in the household
1 2 3 4 5 6
500 5.5 2.5 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.5
1,000 12.0 5.5 3.5 2.5 2.0 1.5
1,500 18.5 9.0 5.5 4.0 3.0 2.5
2,000 25.0 12.0 8.0 5.5 4.5 3.5
*Estimate only - other factors may impact the recommended amount of time between the pumping of the tank.

For emergency septic pumping or to arrange septic services contact

Albert's Liquid Waste

(613) 342-4687

Brockville Septic Services

(613) 258-7896

Kemptville Septic Services
and Merrickville
Waste management

Albert's Liquid Waste

is registered to engage in the business of
Cleaning and Emptying
Sewage Systems

Registration #40837

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