Septic Tank / Pump Out FAQ | VSE Septic Services LLC | Lakeway, TX
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Septic Tank Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can flush toilet paper into your septic system. Toilet paper is manufactured to be septic safe, and so long as you have installed the appropriate size and model of tank for your needs and keep up with regular maintenance, you should have no problems with paper.

What kinds of septic systems are there?

Septic tanks systems are divided into three categories:

    -  Aerobic systems: a system that utilizes oxygen

       injected via a pump to amplify the treatment

       process by stimulating beneficial bacteria, which

       breaks down waste.

    -  Low Pressured Dosed Systems: Used where terrain

       is uneven or where waste must be

       pumped/drained uphill.

    -  Standard/Conventional System: Common system

       which utilizes a drain field to conduct most of the

       waste treatment.

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Yes, Texas law requires a permit for most repairs.

Can I flush toilet paper into my septic system?

Do I need a permit to make repairs to my septic system?

How long does it take to get a permit for a septic system install issued?

Typically you can expect 30-90 days for a permit to be issued.

Do I need to add anything to my system to keep it running smoothly?

If properly maintained, additives are not necessary. However in the case where your system use increases or must process larger amounts of waste, additives can aide in breaking down excess material.

How often should I get my septic system pumped?

Each system is unique, so it’s always best to consult a professional. However, a good rule of thumb for each system type to pump out your tank:

    -  Aerobic Systems: Every 2 - 3 years

    -  Low Pressured Dosed Systems: Every 4 - 5 Years

    -  Standard / Conventional systems: Every 5 - 7 years

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