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How Do Residential and Commercial Septic Systems Differ?

If you have ever gotten quotes for a residential septic system and a commercial one, you probably noticed quite a bit of difference in price. It is a common mistake to think that these septic systems are identical and should thus cost the same. Here are a few ways in which they differ, to help you understand why two things that work on the same basic principles could vary.

  • Location Space – A residential property generally offers sufficient space for the septic tank and the drain field. This is not always the case with commercial septic systems. There may not be any room at all for the drain field, requiring the installation of a vertical system for proper wastewater management. There may also be other effluent pre-treatment factors involved, so that quicker breakdown can occur.
  • Tank Size – Most commercial properties involve more waste than a residence would, so capacity issues become an important consideration when choosing tank size.

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