Tank Location: Honestly tanks can be located anywhere underground. But usually they are about 6 ft off the bathroom. You can follow vents on top of the house as well. Clark County may have it on file. But if all else fails, we have electronic tank locate that can find it. We flush a transmitter down the toilet and follow it to the tank. It’s dead accurate. So before you make your property look like you had a mole on steroids, call me.
Below is our standard tank configuration. Usually there is an inlet lid and outlet lid. This tank can be one compartment or two. Both need dug open for an inspection.
Below is a pretty standard 1250 gallon tank. There are five lids. Four need to be open for the inspection. Inlet, Outlet, and both pump chamber lids. Cross-over lid only needs to be opened if there is a problem.
Below is a common, single chamber, one lid tank. It could have two lids, but there is only one way to find out. Join in the fun and dig.
Below is just like the one above but with two lids. Both vary in size. The only way to know the size is to measure it.
Below is an ATU, which stands for Aerobic Treatment Unit. It’s function is to speed up the breakdown process by adding copious amounts of oxygen. Inlet lid is the trash side. Then you have the baffle cleanout lid, which needs cleaned once per year. ATU is in the middle. Then outlet, which can have a pump in it or not. Depends on the setup.
Tank Configuration: I illustrated these for those who love to share in the pumping experience. We also have all sizes of gloves for those who want to help, just kidding.
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