Finding Your Septic Tank Lid

Do you know where your lid is?

It is a good idea to know the location of your septic system; especially the septic tank lid. This is especially important when there is a septic emergency. It would be a good idea to be proactive and have a map and description of the location of your septic system. If you do not have this information, it can be obtained from Central District Health for Ada, Boise, Elmore or Valley County or Southwest District Health for Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette or Washington County.

Many emergencies happen in the wintertime when the ground is frozen making it especially difficult to dig and locate the septic tank lid. To make it easier to get to a septic tank lid in the winter or for buried tank lids, we can install a custom “Riser” that sits flush with the ground.

Septic tank risers can be made from various materials. They are commonly made of polyethylene, PVC, or concrete. Concrete risers are not often used because they are very heavy and difficult to install. Risers made of concrete also experience more leaking problems than other types. Other septic tank risers are made from polyethylene. These risers are more resistant to chemical and soil corrosion. They are also thoroughly sealed and will prevent gases from escaping the system. PVC risers are one of the lightest types making them very easy to install. Like septic tank risers made from polyethylene, the PVC variety is also sealed to prevent gases and water from escaping.

Having us install a septic tank riser on your system will save you from ever having to dig up or search for your lid again and will make maintaining your tank much easier. It will also save you “dig fees” if you need to have our service technicians dig and locate your tank. They are a visual reminder to you to keep an eye on your tank and do regularly scheduled maintenance.