There are several different types of septic systems with a wide range of costs. Depending on your site, you may need to invest in a more complicated and expensive system to properly treat your home’s wastewater.

System TypeCostFeatures
Conventional$7,000 - $9,000- Low Maintenance
- Least frequently available due to property constraints
Conventional Pump$8,000 - $10,000- Least expensive pump option
- Fairly easy to maintain
- Septic system drainfield can be sited up-slope from home
Pressure Manifold$10,000 - $12,000– Maximizes usable area
– Fairly easy to maintain
– Septic system drainfield can be sited up-slope from home
Low Pressure Pipe (LPP)$12,000 - $15,000– Expands usable area to include steeper slopes and limited soil depths > 24 inches
– Septic system drainfield can be sited up-slope from home
Low-Profile Chamber$18,000 - $25,000- Expands usable area to include soil depths > 20 inches.
- Will likely require a 6 inch soil cap over drainfield
Drip Disposal - Anaerobic$30,000 - $35,000– Expands usable area to include steep slopes and soil depths > 18 inches
– Requires operation and maintenance contract with a certified inspector
Drip Disposal - Aerobic$42,000 - $50,000+ – Expands usable area to include steep slopes and soil depths > 13 inches
– Requires operation and maintenance contract with a certified inspector

Learn more about Septic Systems and Soils Testing


Types of Septic Systems


Soil Testing FAQ’s


Three Oaks Perc Testing