My Aquifer > Septic System Basics > Where should you put your septic system?


Septic tanks usually have to be at least 5 feet from the building and 5 to 10 feet from the property line.

They usually need to be at least 50 feet from wells, lakes, rivers, streams, springs or reservoirs.

Some areas call for a 10 foot clearance from large trees.

TAKE A LOOK at a tile bed location diagram.

ALSO LOOK AT a well/septic planning diagram.