The recommendation for home use is a 1000 gallon septic tank as a starting point. The 1000 gallon size tank is a minimum and *can be suitable for a 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom house. Some recommendations say to add an extra 250 gallons of septic tank capacity for each bedroom over 3 bedrooms.
What Size of Septic Tank Do I Need?
When you are planning to install a septic tank, one of the first questions you need to answer is, “What size of septic tank do I need?”
Septic tanks come in a variety of sizes, and the size you need will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your home, the number of people in your household, and the amount of wastewater your household produces.
To determine the size of septic tank you need, you will first need to determine the average daily flow of wastewater your household produces. This can be done by measuring the water usage of all the fixtures in your home over the course of a week.
Once you have your average daily flow, you can consult a septic tank size chart to determine the appropriate size tank for your home. It is important to note that the size of septic tank you need is not necessarily the size of septic tank you can install.
There are a number of other factors that need to be taken into account when designing and installing a septic system, including the soil type and absorption rate, the slope of the land, and the water table.
A professional septic system designer or installer will be able to help you determine the size and type of se