Septic Design Service

We are currently one of only a handful of companies holding a Minnesota MPCA License for Advanced Design & Advanced Inspection, raising us above the competition as a service provider capable of meeting all your needs.

When a septic system needs to be installed, updated, or replaced, the first step in the process is to perform a site evaluation and design.

Site evaluations create the flow of the design, locating wells and structures on the property, determine easements, property lines, setbacks, and soil characteristics. Soil observations are made by soil pits or soil boring, and then loading rates are calculated by examining the soil and/or the rates of percolation. Finally, the site is staked and posted to protect the area until the system’s installation.

Design phases are also important, determining dwelling classification and design flow. Tank size is also calculated in this phase, along with the number of necessary tank compartments and the eventual location of the tank on the property. Based on information from the site evaluation, the next decision is what type of drainfield fits with your soil and available space, its size, location, dosing requirements, and finally the pump sizing if applicable.

Other services that may be included are a soil survey report, monitoring plan, mitigation plan, and an operating permit.

Typically, a completed design packet along with a permit application from your local unit of government will allow you to receive a permit for construction.



This is the septic maintenance people you want. These men are highly trained and knowledgeable in every aspect of taking care of our sewer systems. We had our sewer pumped by Lee a few weeks ago, and I didn’t think there was a more courteous, super-hard-working person out there yet. Also knowledgeable about every aspect of sewers. He worked so hard on our sewer [at] my folk’s place before they passed on, and [I] don’t think it ever got pumped. It was scary to see it so full of hard sludge and that had to be broke down to get the job done; with every care, Lee got the job done. We sure can appreciate a person that goes the extra mile and got the job done the right way!! Thanks, Lee and Northland for having a hard-working group of people working for you!!! We now have a permanent company to take care of our sewer. Thanks again!!

— Debbie Vian

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Northland Septic Maintenance Inc.
4207 16th Street NW
Backus, MN 56435

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