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The TAL Blog of Onsite Water & Sewage Solutions

With over 36 years of experience with onsite water and sewage solutions in Alberta and British Columbia, Tanks-A-Lot Ltd. knows cisterns, septic tanks and other concrete storage options inside and out. Take a moment to read our blog and learn more about the uses, applications and limitations of septic tanks, wastewater systems and other useful concrete structures.

Septic Tanks and Wastewater Treatment Systems

06/29/2012 By tanksalot
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Wastewater treatment systems and septic tanks are both a great way for a household to expel unwanted sewage. Although they are based on the same idea of safely discarding sewage, they each have unique qualities that can help determine which method is best for you.

Septic Tanks
Septic tanks have two compartments; one... Read More

The Difference between Holding Tanks and Septic Tanks

05/24/2012 By tanksalot
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When coming to the decision of installing a wastewater tank, many people become overwhelmed with the vast amount of information available. Holding tanks and septic tanks both provide families and facilities with a space to store their wastewater, but they do have certain differences that can make a major impact on deciding which type of tank you... Read More

Alberta Septic System Cost

05/07/2012 By tanksalot
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When people consider developing a new acreage, one of the first questions they ask is “how much does a septic system cost?”.  Answering a question like this is not as simple as it may first appear; many different variables must come into consideration such as lot size, site topography, soil conditions and home size.

To provide a home... Read More

4 Things to Consider about Septic Tank Placement

04/18/2012 By tanksalot
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Don’t put it too close:
Burying a septic tank too close to roadways with vehicle traffic can cause additional pressure on the septic tank, resulting in decreased longevity of the product.

Don't put it too far:
After a couple of years of use, the wastewater in a septic tank will accumulate a ... Read More

Sizing Your Septic Tank

04/09/2012 By tanksalot
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It is important to size your septic tank properly; below are three factors to take into account when deciding to purchase a septic tank:

Number of bedrooms in the home
Always size the septic tank for the number of bedrooms in the home and not the number of current occupants. This is because number of occupants may f... Read More