Alternative Septic & Drainfield

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About Us

Alternative Septic & Drainfield is Central Virginia’s foremost authority in septic system installation, repair, and upkeep. While the company was founded to focus on both conventional and alternative sewage disposal systems, its roots trace back further.
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Alternative Septic & Drainfield


Welcome to Alternative Septic & Drainfield, Central Virginia’s premier experts in septic system installation, repair, and maintenance. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for serving our community, we have proudly been your trusted septic solutions provider.

At Alternative Septic & Drainfield we provide exceptional septic services that ensure the health and longevity of your septic system while protecting the environment we all share. We understand that your septic system plays a vital role in your daily life, and we’re dedicated to delivering top-tier solutions to meet your unique needs.


Our mission is to provide top-tier septic services that prioritize the needs of our clients and the environment. We believe in sustainable solutions, ensuring that every septic system we work on operates efficiently and safely for years to come.


At Alternative Septic & Drainfield, our team is the heart of everything we do. Comprising seasoned professionals with a deep-rooted passion for septic solutions, each member brings a unique blend of expertise and dedication to the table. Our technicians, engineers, and customer service representatives work in harmony, ensuring every client receives unparalleled service.

With a commitment to continuous learning and staying abreast of industry advancements, our team is not only equipped to address today’s challenges but is also prepared for tomorrow’s innovations.

When you choose us, you’re choosing a group of individuals who genuinely care about your septic needs and the environment we all share.


At Alternative Septic & Drainfield, we pride ourselves on utilizing only the best in equipment and technology. Our commitment to excellence means investing in state-of-the-art tools and machinery, ensuring every job is executed with precision and efficiency.

By harnessing the latest advancements in septic system technology, we guarantee our clients receive services that are not only reliable but also environmentally responsible.

When you choose us, you’re choosing unparalleled quality and innovation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What services does Alternative Septic & Drainfield offer?
We offer a wide array of services, from initial septic system installations to routine maintenance and emergency repairs. Additionally, we specialize in tank pumping, real estate transaction inspections, and consultations on both conventional and alternative sewage disposal systems.
How often should I have my septic system inspected?
Regular inspections are crucial. For most households, an inspection every 1-3 years is recommended. However, if your household has higher usage or if you've recently had issues, more frequent inspections might be necessary.
What are the signs that my septic system needs repair?
Warning signs include slow draining sinks and toilets, unpleasant odors around your property, water pooling or lush green grass over the drain field, and sewage backups. If you notice any of these, it's essential to seek professional help immediately.
How long does a typical septic system last?
A well-maintained septic system can last between 25 to 30 years. Regular inspections, proper usage, and timely repairs can significantly extend its lifespan.
What is an Alternative Onsite Septic System (AOSS)?
AOSS is an advanced wastewater treatment system designed for areas where traditional systems aren't suitable. They often include pre-treatment processes to break down waste more efficiently, making them environmentally friendly.
How often should I pump my septic tank?
On average, septic tanks should be pumped every 3-5 years. However, the frequency can vary based on household size, tank capacity, and overall usage. Regular pumping ensures the system operates efficiently and prevents potential backups.
Is it safe to use household cleaning products with a septic system?
While many household cleaners won't harm your septic system when used in moderation, excessive or harsh chemicals can disrupt the bacterial balance essential for waste breakdown. Look for septic-safe products when possible.
Why is my septic alarm going off?
A septic alarm typically indicates potential issues like high water levels, pump failures, or blockages. It's a warning system designed to prevent more significant problems, so it's crucial to consult with a professional immediately.
Can I plant trees near my drainfield?
Trees and large shrubs should be planted at a safe distance from the drainfield to prevent root intrusion, which can damage pipes and disrupt wastewater flow. Grass or small plants are generally safe and can even help prevent soil erosion.
What should I avoid flushing down my septic system?
To maintain a healthy septic system, avoid flushing non-biodegradable items like wipes, diapers, and feminine hygiene products. Also, refrain from disposing of chemicals, oils, and grease, which can clog the system and harm the bacteria essential for waste decomposition.
Do you offer emergency septic services?
Yes, we understand the urgency of septic issues and offer emergency services to address problems promptly, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily life and preventing further damage to your property.
How can I extend the lifespan of my septic system?
Regular maintenance, avoiding flushing harmful substances, and addressing minor issues before they escalate are key to extending your septic system's life. Educating household members on proper usage can also make a significant difference.


If you have any question regarding your upcoming or current project, we encourage you to schedule an appointment or phone consultation with one of our professionals. We are pleased to offer all types of septic and drainfield services for your needs.


6200 Fort Ave Ll, Lynchburg, VA 24502


(434) 448-0922