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How Much Does It Cost to Put in a Septic Tank?


On average, it costs about $7900 to install a conventional septic system with a 1,000 concrete gallon tank. In most cases, this type of system is appropriately sized for a 1500 sq. ft. home with no more than 3 bathrooms.
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Although there is a number of factors that may impact the cost of your project, most people can expect to spend between $7200 and $8600.

Some factors that may increase (or decrease) the cost of installing a septic system:
  • Size of your home
  • Number of bathrooms in your home
  • Number of people living in your home
  • Soil and site conditions
  • Permitting costs
  • Your geographic location (and local labor costs)
To see how your geographic location may impact the cost, check out the additional pricing information provided below.

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Septic System Installation Cost Estimates
(includes all labor and materials)
Denton, TX Avg. Low: $6303
Avg. High: $7488
Flint, MI Avg. Low: $6434
Avg. High: $7644
Winter Park, FL Avg. Low: $6828
Avg. High: $8112
Albuquerque, NM Avg. Low: $7602
Avg. High: $9032
Aurora, CO Avg. Low: $7201
Avg. High: $8556
Cedar Falls, IA Avg. Low: $6337
Avg. High: $7529
Indiana, PA Avg. Low: $6448
Avg. High: $7998
Ithaca, NY Avg. Low: $7105
Avg. High: $8441
Joplin, MO Avg. Low: $6137
Avg. High: $7291
Elizabeth, NJ Avg. Low: $8742
Avg. High: $10,387
Asheville, NC Avg. Low: $6987
Avg. High: $8301
San Diego, CA Avg. Low: $9143
Avg. High: $10,863
Salem, OR Avg. Low: $7630
Avg. High: $9065

The prices listed above are intended for research purposes only. Wondering how much it would cost to put in a septic system for your home? Request estimates from local septic contractorsby using our free matching service.

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