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Secrets of Septic Tanks with Leach Trenches

Published on April 12, 2012 By Kathy Mills

What is a Trench Leach Field Septic System? Septic leach trenches for disposal of septic tank effluent are 1 to 3 feet wide trenches that have up to 4 feet of aggregate rock with a perforated pipe installed down the middle of the trench on the top of the rock.  The pipe is connected to […]

Seven Site Limitations for Septic System Design

Published on October 15, 2010 By Kathy Mills

Before designing a septic system, the site must be evaluated.  The Arizona state rules call the site review process “Surface Characterization.”  The purpose is to identify site limitations like steep slopes and rock outcrops that will affect the location and design of the septic system. The reviewer will look for seven limiting factors: 1) Surface […]

Soil Evaluation for Septic System Design

Published on October 15, 2010 By Kathy Mills