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Old 12-11-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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septic tank

how full shuold a septic tank be
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:14 PM   #3
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The normal resting level for a septic tank is around 85% full which typically means the liquid is about 9 inches below the "ceiling" of the tank. Specifically the level corresponding tot he lower edge of the outlet pipe.

It works on a one gallon in (from the house), one gallon out (to the leach field) basis.
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