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How close can you build to a septic drain field in Florida?
Monday, December 27, 2021
Five feet is the minimum distance required between a drainfield and any construction. Septic systems "shall not be located under buildings or within 5 feet of building foundations, including pilings for elevated structures, or within 5 feet of mobile home walls, swimming pool walls, or within 5 feet of property lines,” according to Florida Department of Health Administrative Code 64E-6.005(2). Also see How far away does a well need to be from a septic system in Florida?
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And here’s some of our other articles about septic systems:
• What is the average life expectancy of a septic tank system?
• Should I buy a house with a septic tank?
• What are the building code requirements for gray water reuse in Florida?
• What can I add to my septic tank to help it work better?
• Why do septic tank contractors want you to get rid of your kitchen disposal?
• How can I tell if a house is connected to a septic tank system or sewer?
• How can I locate my septic tank?
• Does a septic tank have to be re-certified if a house has been vacant for a while?
• How often should I pump out the septic tank?
• Should I call a plumber or septic tank contractor when my septic tank backs up into the house?
• Do I have to get a larger septic tank when I build a home addition?
• Where is the septic tank? Are you going to inspect it?
• Can a house have more than one septic tank?
• What is the difference between gray water and black water in the plumbing code?
• Is it alright to disconnect the washing machine drain from the septic tank and divert it to the ground in the yard?
• Does a home inspector check the septic tank system?
• How do you abandon a septic tank?
• How close can you build a home addition to a septic tank system in Florida?
• Can you build a deck or patio over a septic tank in Florida?
Why do septic tank contractors want you to get rid of your kitchen disposal?• What is a septic loading dye test?
• What are the signs of a full septic tank?
Visit our SEPTIC TANK SYSTEMS page for more related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.
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