Commonwealth Waste Solutions, a company based in Chesterfield, VA,is offering some tips on what to consider before having a septic tank installed. Septic tanks are a common wastewater treatment solution in rural areas or in homes that are not connected to a municipal sewer system. With early fall being the ideal time for installing a new septic tank or replacing an old one, they would like to offer some advice to homeowners on the things that they need to consider before having a septic tank installed. More about the company can be gleaned from their Facebook page at

One of the key factors to take into account is the size of the home and the quantity of wastewater that will be produced and the amount of wastewater the septic tank will be able to accommodate. It is also important to make sure that there is sufficient space for the septic tank, the leach field, and access road. Septic tanks will have to be installed by a professional who knows the local regulations to make sure they will be working properly and will not have any negative effects on the environment.

It is important to note that all of the water that has been used in the home daily will go through the plumbing and into the sewer line that leads to the septic tank. This wastewater carries solid wastes in it, such as toilet tissue, human waste, food particles, grease, and other items. Upon reaching the septic tank, these materials begin to separate as the heavy solid waste sinks to the bottom and a scum layer floating on top of the effluent will also accumulate. The bacteria inside the septic tank are intended to digest the organic material in this scum layer. The residuals will then sink to the bottom of the tank, producing a layer of sludge. Over time, the sludge layer becomes thicker and gets more and more contaminated with suspended solid particles.

Jason Muzzy, owner of Commonwealth Waste Solutions, says, “Your tank, when the system is operating properly will always maintain a steady level. For instance, if your septic tank has a capacity of 1000 gallons, the amount of liquid waste in your tank will remain around 1000 gallons. Each time you introduce water and waste into your tank, for example flushing a commode or doing a load of laundry, the same amount of waste that enters your tank on the inlet side, will in turn exit your tank in the form of effluent on the outlet side. This effluent arrives in your distribution box where it is dispersed evenly throughout several perforated pipes buried beneath the ground and absorbed into the soil. These underground pipes are referred to as your drain field.”

For the septic tank to work properly, its size must be appropriate for the size of the home and the number of family members. If it is too small, it will require more frequent pumping and cleaning to ensure that the amount of sludge will not clog the system. Meanwhile, it is advisable to have the septic tank pumped and cleaned every 3 to 5 years. At Chesterfield County, VA and neighboring areas, homes are mandated to have the tank pumped and cleaned every five years.

Commonwealth Waste Solutions' key goal is to always offer the best quality services to its customers. The variety of services they provide include: inspection of septic systems; commercial septic system services; and pumping and cleaning of septic systems. Pumping and cleaning is essential for the proper maintenance of septic systems. And for those who are buying an existing home, it is usually a good idea to have the septic system carefully inspected by a professional to ensure that it will be working properly once the family has moved in. Aside from residential septic tank services, they also provide commercial septic system services, including: grease trap cleaning, septic tank pumping and cleaning, hydrojetting, septic system inspections, and routine septic tank services.

People who would like to know more about the septic tank services offered by Commonwealth Waste Solutions can check out their website or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday. To learn about their exact location and other relevant information about the business, people can visit their Google Maps page at


For more information about Commonwealth Waste Solutions, contact the company here:

Commonwealth Waste Solutions
Jason Muzzy
(804) 895-6355
Commonwealth Waste Solutions
9201 Cattail Rd
Chesterfield, VA 23838


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