Welcome back to another Q & A blog post from our team at Meinco Wastewater! In this blog series, we’re answering YOUR questions when it comes to all things septic and wastewater systems.

Today’s question is “How long does a typical septic system last?” You guys have been asking some really great questions and this one is at the top of the list!

Let’s dive right in and discuss this very important question.

There are many factors that can affect the age and lifespan of a septic system, but on average you’re typically looking at an average functioning life span of anywhere between 25 to 35 years. Some can even last for upwards of 50 years. If properly installed and maintained, septic systems are built to last for years and years. This is why installations of new septic systems for our residential customers at Meinco Wastewater are treated with utmost importance and care.

  • Factors to consider for the lifespan of a septic system:
  • Proper Maintenance and Care as needed on a regular basis
  • Size of the household and usage of the system
  • The material of the septic tank itself, whether concrete or steel or other materials
  • Condition of the soil and balance of the pH levels

Again, every household system varies but we are fully confident in our systems that are not only maintained by our team but also installed by our professional wastewater experts.

If you’re curious about the lifespan of your system or if you have questions about an upcoming maintenance visit, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 501-821-3837! We look forward to helping you with all of your wastewater needs.

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