Asked on Nov 15, 2012

My house needs a new septic system..... Will a company be willing to put one in when it will not be easy?

Elizabeth Dwyer SimpsonJoyceWoodbridge Environmental


The property is on a hill.
4 answers
  • 3po3
    on Nov 15, 2012

    If you are replacing an existing system, I'm sure somebody would be willing to help you. Time to call your local contractors.

  • The septic engineer will determine where and how the system is to be installed. In NJ, because of the excessive construction and elevated water tables as a result. Almost all septic systems in my area are raised bed systems with pump installed to send the effluent to the raised bed. As far as getting someone in to do it, I do not think you will have any issue with that, Your only issue is what it will cost you to have it done. NJ septic systems are round $40,000 and up. A lot of money for a hole in the ground. But engineers and materials are getting quite expensive. Not to forget the electrical power that will be needed to do all the pumping.

  • Joyce
    on Nov 17, 2012

    Both these inputs are appreciated.....helping me to keep the ball rolling

  • Elizabeth Dwyer Simpson
    on Feb 18, 2014

    Good Morning, I would be sure to get more than one estimate. Really do a lot of inquiring. Check out what others and especially "old timers" in your neighborhood who have had experience. I live in MA. and our septic system is very, very old as is the house.

    • Joyce
      on Feb 19, 2014

      I've only lived here for 2 years.....I'm not used to septic systems, so I will be doing a lot of research. Actually, so far it's ok ? I've been to Holliston, I love Lake Winthrop :)

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