Arkansas Septic System
Arkansas Septic System Regulations
Rural areas of Arkansas not close to municipalities encompass approximately 30% of residential dwellings. These areas employ the use of septic systems as the primary means of treating effluents from private homes.
State recommends regular pumping of Arkansas septic system
The state encourages regular pumping of septic tanks accompanied by inspections performed by licensed contractors. The Arkansas Department of Health issues permits for the installation of an arkansas septic system, as well as, licenses for installation contractors, inspectors, and septic tank pumpers. Having tanks pumped approximately every 3 years helps ensure drain field continues to operate at optimum levels, which prevents contamination of ground water and drinking water.