Ahh…it’s a love vs. hate relationship… love to have one work but sure hate it when it don’t!
Here is the list of Georgia State Health Department approved septic system installers licensed by the state of Georgia. It is the responsibility of the appropriate county health department to monitor and approve the installation of the septic system, as well as retain a copy of the diagram of where the system was installed at any home in the county. This is important for any inspections during due diligence before purchasing, or after closing to perform landscaping near the lines or tank.
Here’s a good article – blog – website about the use and care of septic sewage systems:
Septic system help – http://www.septichelp.org/
If you are buying a home with a septic system, you may avoid municipal sewage charges (which normally amounts to $20-100/month), but you will need to care for the system including repair, pumping out, or replacing the tank, field lines or both.
Most costs now range from $4,000-10,000 to install new septic systems.
Monthly or other period application of septic aids that help disintegrate waste is helpful.
It is recommended to have your septic system checked and pumped every few years.
References to products and services are not a specific endorsement, but the user must perform their due diligence and investigate whether the product or service is right for them. I welcome any or all comments that would help others.