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Septic System Off The Grid Homesteading DIY Project

The Small Septic System Off The Grid Homesteading DIY Project includes and very detailed explanation of how to go about setting up a simple septic system in any backyard.

Septic System Off The Grid Homesteading DIY Project

If you are one of the lucky homestead homeowners that live in an area that is not connected to a municipal sewer system than chances are you will have to have some sort of septic system installed in your backyard. This is only another way to take care of the waste that comes from your house.

This Do It Yourself project was created to help show the people who happen to read it a way to build a small scale simple septic system. The author makes it extremely clear that the system is only designed for a very small application and should not be used with a large size home.


(1) 4″ ABS Y branch (sometimes called a Y bend)

(3) 4″ ABS 45 degree bend

(4) 10 feet (3.0 m). length of 4″ perforated drain pipe

(2) 4″ drain pipe couplers

(2) 4″ toilet flanges

(1) 4′ Level

(10) Wood Stakes

(1) Set of PVC glue

(1) Two part epoxy or silicon sealant

(1) 1″ thick wood block

(1) Duct tape

(1) 4″ ABS removable cap for pump out when needed

This article was designed to introduce the reader to a way to build a homemade septic system as frugally as possible yet effective.

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As an added bonus, You may want to take a peek at the article “Sustainable Septic Tank Made with Recycled Tires”:

Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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