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Question DetailsAsked on 10/7/2013

Average cost to pump a septic tank?

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Depends a lot on local dumping fees - some places charge about $50 a truckload, some large cities charge as much as $250 a truckload, so that of course impacts cost, as does how far the truck has to go to dump.

Generally, for normal up to 3 bedroom house (normally 1000 gallon tank) cost is about $400-600, assuming no significant digging is required to locate and uncover the access hatches, though up to $1000 in large cities. You can save yourself a few bucks by uncovering the hatches (usually two) yourself, especially if you have no idea where it is - usually about 15-30 feet from the house on the downhill side and about 1/2-1 foot below ground at the hatches, though can vary a lot - use a metal probe or sharp pointed shovel to tap around for it - may be metal, concrete, or fiberglass. If your plumbing is exposed in basement or crawlspace flooring you can trace the main sewer pipe to where it exits the house, that should put you on track with a line to follow to find the tank.

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