Septic System Assessment (Home*A*Syst)

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Depth to Water Table Over 20ft 10-20ft Less than 10ft ( ) low

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Septic System Capacity Tank is designed to handle more wastewater than required, based on the size of the home. Capacity just meets load requirements, but I watch out for factors indicating system overload. The capacity of the system is not known. Rooms, or water-using appliances are added without reexamining the capacity of the system. ( ) low

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Separation Distance Leachfield is at least 100 feet from any well or surface water. Leachfield is between 50 and 100 feet from a well or surface water. Leachfield is less than 50 feet from a well or surface water. ( ) low

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Maps and Records I keep a map and good records of repairs and maintenance. The location of my tank and date of last pumping are known but not recorded. The location of my system is unknown. I do not keep a record of pumping and repairs. ( ) low

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Tank Pumping (including holding tanks) The septic tank is a pumped every 3-5 years.

The holding tank is pumped as needed.

The septic tank is pumped, but not regularly. The septic tank is not pumped.

The holding tank overflows or leaks between pumpings.

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Source: Home*A*Syst

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