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Holding or Septic tank ?

Brother In-law has a camp in Clarion Co. and is thinking about putting in a well and toilet. Can he put in a holding tank ? There is a creek about 75' from the camp,so not sure about a septic.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 08:24 PM
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Re: Holding or Septic tank ?

you will have to check with local zoning codes as to whats allowed
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Some regs are state wide, I had to put in 1000 gal concrete tank under outhouse. Holding tank only.
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Re: Holding or Septic tank ?

Probably have to check with township sewage inspector.

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Re: Holding or Septic tank ?

This is the state law:

73.62. Standards for holding tanks.

(a) A holding tank shall be constructed to meet the specifications of 73.31(b)(1) (relating to standards for septic tanks).

(b) The minimum capacity of a holding tank is 1,000 gallons or a volume equal to the quantity of waste generated in 3 days, whichever is larger.

(c) The holding tank shall be equipped with a warning device to indicate when the tank is filled to within 75% of its capacity. The warning device shall create an audible and visual signal at a location frequented by the homeowner or responsible individual.

(d) Disposal of waste from a holding tank shall be at a site approved by the Department.


I have a 1,000 gallon holding tank for my "gray water". My property is small and is very close to a small stream. The SEO advised that the holding tank needed to be at least 50 ft from the stream when I installed it about 8 years ago. I have it pumped out every 1 or 2 years. However, I only visit my camp for short periods of time 4 or 5 times a year. You really need to conserve water when showering, flushing and washing dishes. I came from a camp with no running water and only an outhouse. So I don't mind the inconvenience to have a hot shower and a flush toilet inside of the building. We still have our old outhouse and use it quite often. Some townships and counties have different restrictions, so be sure to check with the SEO as has been said before. By the way, the cost to pump out the tank is somewhere between $250 and $300.

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Re: Holding or Septic tank ?

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Some regs are state wide, I had to put in 1000 gal concrete tank under outhouse. Holding tank only.
Same here

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Same here in elk county

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Re: Holding or Septic tank ?

Holding tanks are not generally permitted for such use. There are some exceptions and the local Sewage Enforcement Officer can provide guidance.

http://jonestownship.com/permits/obt...lot_sewage.htm


If you are in Clarion County this website may be helpful: http://www.freewebs.com/seorich/holdingtanks.htm
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I'll pass this on to him
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