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Old 02-09-2019, 03:20 PM   #1
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Question Portable septic systems

We want to park our motor coach at our property while we are building a new home. We will have water and electricity but won't have the septic system in place for quite a while and was curious if anyone knows of any portable or temporary system?
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We want to park our motor coach at our property while we are building a new home. We will have water and electricity but won't have the septic system in place for quite a while and was curious if anyone knows of any portable or temporary system?
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Construction companies use "Porta John's". There will need to be one on your site anyway.
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The porta john truck that comes to clean the porta potties can also remove the waste from your rv sewer tanks.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:34 PM   #4
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Portable septic systems

A company I worked for sold 1000 gallon hard plastic bury-able tanks, it was fairly inexpensive , could do that and have it pumped when the porta Johns get serviced

Why not tie into the septic/sewer since thatís going to be one of the first things installed with new construction

Edit, have the construction install that connection/system first?
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We want to park our motor coach at our property while we are building a new home. We will have water and electricity but won't have the septic system in place for quite a while and was curious if anyone knows of any portable or temporary system?
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Burry a tank or just put one down hill? Size will vary by needs and pumping.

Last but not least you could easily just pump up into a tank and have it pumped out by a Honey Dipper/or by the San Can Pumper that will come by every week.

In Maryland if you build you need a porta-pot on site and they clean and pump every week - so not sure what the rule is in TX.

Not hard probably could handle it in your tanks as The Grey water is not an Issue just the Black Tank.

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You can get your tanks pumped out. But it would be pricey for a long term solution.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:51 AM   #7
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You can get a portable tote tank, Ive seen 42 gallon sizes.

You would need a way to get it to a dump station or local state park.

Get a small trailer to wheel it into or maybe a ramp for a pickup truck.

It would be a little heavy full but might be doable.

How big is your holding tank and how often will you be emptying it? You could always just drive to a dump site as needed.

When they built our house I put a porta potty in the garage that the contractors used. I emptied it once a day at my neighbor's house. There were just 2 guys that built our house so it wasn't hard to manage and the sewer was the first plumbing job once the walls were up.

As others have said if it's a big job there should be a porta john on site.
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Not sure where you live which would dictate what you might be able to do.
I just built a new house and had plumbed in an RV hookup so that I could live in the coach while I was finishing the house.

However, the septic system couldn't be installed before a lot of the house was completed. I only used the RV systems for cooking and "emergencies".

When I did have the system installed I wanted to bypass the septic tank from the washing machine grey water. I plumbed a separate line around the septic tank and then tied it back in to the line going to the drain field. When the inspector came to inspect he said I should have just dug a trench, filled it with gravel and used that as a separate drain field for the washing machine. Since I already had mine plumbed in I didn't change it.

You might contact your local inspector and see if you could construct a small drain field for your grey water. That way you could get by using the portapottie but be able to take showers etc.
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