LOCATE SERVICE

Magnetic locator

For locating the tank and distribution box(es).

Active sonde tracers

For mapping out lines including the drain field.

power line locator

Direct and inducted, to ensure undamaged lines.

TIPS

Today septic tank risers are often installed two inches above grade. Risers, lids, and/or manhole covers are generally easy to spot. However, older tanks might not have visible parts.

Soil absorption systems may be depicted by shallow, parallel depressions, marking the drain lines. It is uncommon for large trees or rocks to surround the drain field.

The “as-built” drawing, if one exists, maps the septic system installed for your property. Contact the county sanitarian department to request records (often requires payment).