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$5,000 - $6,000- Low Maintenance
- Least frequently available due to property constraints
Conventional Pump$7,000 - $8,000- Least expensive pump option
- Fairly easy to maintain
- Septic system drainfield can be sited up-slope from home
Pressure Manifold$8,000 - $10,000– 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$15,000 - $20,000- Expands usable area to include soil depths > 20 inches.
- Will likely require a 6 inch soil cap over drainfield
Drip Disposal - Anaerobic$20,000 - $25,000– Expands usable area to include steep slopes and soil depths > 18 inches
– Requires operation and maintenance contract with a certified inspector
Drip Disposal - Aerobic$35,000 - $40,000+ – Expands usable area to include steep slopes and soil depths > 13 inches
– Requires operation and maintenance contract with a certified inspector

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