Residential Septic Systems

A septic system serves a vital purpose to any home.  Unfortunately, because septic components are often “out of sight” the daily operation and the condition of the system is also often “out of mind.”  That is until a septic system malfunctions or “fails” a real estate inspection.

The costs associated with repairing, upgrading, or replacing a septic system can be a substantial.  Over the years septic regulations and technologies have changed and continue to evolve.  Because site and soil conditions typically dictate the location, size, and type of septic system, no two septic systems are exactly alike.  Houser extensive experience often incorporates traditional approaches and innovative technologies, where beneicial, to design a system that is best suited for the property.  Ultimately, Houser’s objective for each septic project is to:

  • Design a system that will function effectively;
  • Design a system that will be approved by the regulators; and
  • Most importantly, design a system that will be COST EFFFECTIVE to install.

The three primary elements of a septic system include the pre-treatment units, the conveyance system, and the disposal area.  Houser’s designs often will include a combination of the following:


  • Grease Traps
  • Septic Tanks
  • Aerobic treatment Units
  • Peat Filters

Conveyance and Distribution

  • Gravity
  • Siphon
  • Pump to Gravity Distribution
  • Pressure Distribution
  • Drip Dispersal

Disposal Area

  • Gravel and Pipe
  • Chambers
  • Drip Tubing
  • Seepage Pits
  • Plastic Filter Media