Septic System Type Comparison

System Type Potential Pro Potential Con
Conventional
  • Least expensive 
  • Low maintenance
  • Cost: $4,000 to $5,000
  • Less frequently available due to property constraints
Conventional Pump
  • Least expensive pump system
  • Fairly easily to maintain
  • Septic system drainfield can be sited upslope from home
  • Cost: $4,000 to $5,000
Pressure Manifold
  • Maximizes available usable area
  • Fairly easy to maintain
  • Septic system drainfield can be sited upslope from home
  • Cost: $6,000 to $8,000
Low Pressure Pipe
  • Expands usable area to include steeper slopes and limited soil depths >24 inches
  • Septic system drainfield can be sited upslope from home
  • Cost: $12,000 to $15,000
Drip Disposal Systems-Anaerobic
  • Expands usable area to incluede steep slopes and soil depths >18 inches
  • Cost:  $17,000 to $25,000
Drip Disposal Systems-Aerobic
  • Expands usable area to include steep slopes and soil depths >13 inches
  • Cost: $25,000 to $40,000
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