Pumping


Purpose/Function:

This practice removes all waste from the tank and transports it to an approved wastewater treatment plant that accepts the tank contents for treatment.

Initiation protocol:

Contract with local septic pumping/hauling service.

Implementation Factors (level of difficulty):

Easy.

Funding Sources / Options:

Currently there is no funding mechanism in place to implement this practice.  The $250 to $500 cost of each pumping would most likely be paid for by the homeowner; however, who pays may vary among local programs.

Costs:

Costs estimated as $ per system. 

Cost Estimates EPA QA Co Average
Initial $- $250 $-
Annual $193 $1,000 $-
Lifespan (yrs) 1 1 1
Annualized $193 $1,000 $-

 

Load Reduction Efficiency:

Pumping – Critical Area:

Total Nitrogen removed per system per year

Low

0.78 lbs.

Medium

0.79 lbs.

High

0.89 lbs.

Cost per pound removed = between $217 and $247

Total Phosphorous removed per system per year = N/A

Total Suspended Solids removed per system per year = N/A

Pumping – 1,000 feet from Stream:

Low

0.49 lbs.

Medium

0.51 lbs.

High

0.56 lbs.

Cost per pound removed = between $345 and $294

Pumping – Other:

Low

0.29 lbs.

Medium

0.30 lbs.

High

0.33 lbs.

Cost per pound removed = between $585 and $666

Operation & Maintenance:

N/A

Climate Change Considerations:

N/A

Planning Questions to Consider:

Septic pumping is typically employed as a temporary practice as its cost is prohibitive over time.

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