Converting From Septic to Sewer

Septic system

Converting From Septic to Sewer

Calhoun Plumbing

June 2, 2020

If you currently have a septic tank and have considered converting to your city’s sewer system, you’ll need the experience of a licensed plumber with sewer and drain services to handle the conversion. Your house main drain empties to the exterior of your house and into your septic tank. The conversion process involves running new drain and connecting it to the public sewer, which will be converted to a city septic drain.

There are many reasons why this conversion may be a good idea.

  • Sewer systems are more sanitary, as septic tanks run the risk of leaking and contaminating and ground around it.
  • Sewer systems do not require the maintenance that a septic system requires.
  • Many municipalities now require all residents to be hooked up to the local sewer system.
  • If you plan to sell your home, a sewer system is more attractive to buyers, especially those that are not experience with maintaining a septic tank.

Switching from a septic tank to a municipal sewer system is pretty straightforward, however, it can be quite expensive – and there is a lot of paperwork involved. That is why we recommend working with a licensed plumber who can walk you through the process, obtain the necessary permits for the project, detect the septic lines that need to be converted, and create a plan for converting the house main to a sewer drain. As you can imagine, this process can be expensive, depending on how far you house is from the sewer hookup, but can pay off in the long-term financially.

Central Ohio’s Trusted Plumbing Partner

If you are contemplating making the switch from septic to sewer, call Calhoun Plumbing at 614-444-1995. We offer excavation services you will need to make the leap from septic to public sewer.