Where should the Septic Tank be located for my home?
The septic tank is located near the house and is buried with the top of the tank about a foot or two below the surface of the ground. There is an inlet port and an outlet port through the sidewalls on opposite ends of the tank for wastewater flow. The interior may be a single open chamber, but commonly consists of two compartments created by an internal wall with an opening for flow from one compartment to the next. In colder climates, the tank may be buried deeper below the frostline to avoid damage from freezing. Also, foam insulation (such as Dow Blueboard, a burial-rated, 2-inch insulation) can be placed over the top and along the sides of the tank to prevent freezing. In some parts of Canada, a light bulb inside the tank is used for heat.