Maybe you recently moved in, and the paperwork is somewhere ‘safe’, or you have been there a while and can’t remember how much of the yard the septic tank and drain field take up; it’s just that right now you can’t put your finger on exactly where it is and how often does anyone need to know where the tank is, anyway?

It is a good thing to be able to easily locate your septic tank, either for getting it pumped out or its yearly maintenance or in the event of a multi-day rain event, to make sure the tank is secure and undamaged. If you have been unable to find your septic, here are some steps to take.

  1. Let your sewer pipe lead the way:

Check the basement and look for the sewer pipe, locate the 4-inch sewer pipe where it leaves the house. Note that location as you will need to find it outside.