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Need to find out where your septic tank may be in your yard, and have no idea how to find it?  This time of year, when we have a few inches of snow on the ground, you may have a simple solution to locating your tank. But there’s no need to worry, it’s actually very easy to find where your Sussex County septic tank lid is located, even under the heavy North Jersey snow. Contact us at Wilson Services for help today!
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What To Look For

In your basement, locate the area where the septic lines leave your home.  Outside the home, in the same side of the house where the lines are located, look for a melted area of snow, about 36″ (3 feet) or more wide.  Snow may melt the fastest over the septic tank due to using warmer water than the frozen ground around it!  Lids can be round or square concrete, about the size of a large pizza box.  If you have a steel tank, those lids can be three to five feet across, and many have a “chimney pipe” installed to the surface or just under the surface with a lid for easier access.

The View From Our Home

Our septic tank is a 1000 gallon concrete round tank buried 12″ deep and the lid is located under the large melted grass section in the pictures above!


How We Find Your Septic Lid

We have a few other ways to locate your tank if this easy method isn’t working for your system. Some tanks have already been maintained by our professional staff, and we file a location card on each tank we’ve pumped since, well, forever! We measure the location in regards to the home, so we can triangulate the lid for the next time you call us for septic maintenance!

Many newer system have files on the system at the Sussex County Dept. of Health. They have an online file of Engineering Plans & Repairs created from permits, and possibly the “As Built” with the locations of all the system’s components for you home’s septic tank.

Failing all else, we have flushable transmitters which let us “follow the beep” to the location of the transmitter, which hopefully lands right into your septic tank!

Call Us To Find Your Septic Tank Lid

Still having trouble locating your Sussex County septic tank lid in the snow, or just want someone else to take care of it? Call us at Wilson Services to do the locating and excavating for you! While we’re there we’d be happy to help you maintain the health and life span of your Sussex County septic system with septic pumping, cleaning or standard maintenance! Contact us today!

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