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In northern New Mexico, I just had a whole new tank + field put in for $4,200. The tank is a 1,000 gallon model with an effluent filter and a vented lid. The field is standard perforated PVC pipe in gravel-filled trenches. Included in the price was filling in the old tank. 2,250 gallons sounds like way overkill unless your house has like 10 people living in ...


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The usual disclaimer: I'm not an engineer, lawyer, contractor, or septic installer... this advice is worth what you paid for it :) As Ecnerwal says, I'd guess the system itself should be fine. If you have doubts, septic pumping companies often offer a pump out (necessary for inspection) and inspection for a cost perhaps in the $300 to $400 range (highly ...


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Yes, you're being paranoid. If it was installed correctly, there really isn't much of anything that will go wrong with it from sitting - most septic problems are from using the system and not maintaining it, leading to material that should have been pumped out getting into the drain field and clogging it. If it's not used, that won't happen. The materials ...



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