Understanding Septic Tank Covers vs. Risers

Understanding Septic Tank Covers vs. Risers

13th Sep 2017

If you have a septic tank, odds are, it is buried in your front or backyard. A septic tank cover can help you identify where the tank is located, making it easier to identify when you need to clean the tank or add additives to it. If you have never heard of a septic tank cover or riser before, you may have some questions. Here are a few of the questions you may have about a septic tank cover.

Am I Required to Have a Septic Tank Cover?

Many people use the terms septic tank lid and septic tank cover interchangeably. However, they are two different products. A septic tank lid covers the opening to your septic tank. It may be a flat lid or may be a septic tank riser lid. A septic tank lid is required to be in place. This prevents children and small animals from falling into the septic tank. A septic tank cover is a cover that is typically shaped and colored like a rock. It fits over a septic tank riser to help cover the riser. A septic tank cover is not something that you are required to have.

What is a Septic Tank Riser?

As was mentioned above, you can either have a flat lid covering your septic tank or a septic tank riser. The septic tank riser is typically 12 to 30 inches off of the ground. It covers the hole yet has an opening so you can easily add additives to the tank or check your fill level with ease. It also helps prevent dirt and grass from growing around the opening, making the lid hard to open.

What Are the Benefits of a Septic Tank Cover?

If you have a septic tank riser, you may want a septic tank cover. A riser is typically not attractive looking. It looks like a large rectangular box sitting in your yard. A cover is mostly designed to improve the aesthetics of the box. A well-designed cover will look like you have a large rock or boulder in your yard, rather than an unsightly box. The rock look can also help prevent people from tripping over the box when they are playing in the backyard or doing yard work.

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