What is your septic system? Your septic tank is located underground and treats the wastewater that comes from your homes like kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry. All the water from your home runs down to this underground, water-tight container where organic matter is digested and separates floatable matter. If you have just recently bought your home you may not know if you have a septic system or where it is located. Luckily finding these things out isn’t too hard. A few of the easiest ways to see if you have a septic system is that your waterline to the home doesn’t have a meter, you use well water, or that your neighbors have septic systems.
Finding your septic system won’t be hard after you have determined that you have one. Common ways to find your septic system are to look at your home’s “as built” drawing, checking your yard for lids or manhole covers, or just simply contacting your septic provider. Some homeowners say the way they have found their septic systems is by seeing if the grass happens to be a little greener anywhere in your yard. This is more of a “wives tale” but your septic company can get you in the right direction on the exact location.