As a construction contractor, you know that wastewater systems are an important part of any building project. But if you're not an expert in wastewater design, the details can be daunting. Don't worry! This blog post gives you a few tips and tricks to help you design your next wastewater system with confidence.

Know Your Building Codes and Standards  

The first step in designing a wastewater system is understanding the local building codes and standards. These regulations determine what kinds of materials and components can be used for the construction of the system, so it's important to get familiar with them before beginning the design process. Additionally, the local building department may have additional requirements or restrictions that must be taken into consideration when designing the system.

Choose Your Components Carefully

Once you understand your local building codes and standards, it's time to start choosing components for your system. The most common types of components used in wastewater systems are pumps, valves, tanks and pipes. Careful consideration should be given to each component. They should all be chosen based on their performance specifications as well as their compatibility with other components in the system. For instance, if a pump has too much power for its current application but it is compatible with other components in the system, then it may still be considered a viable option. It's also important to consider cost when selecting components; budget-friendly options are available without sacrificing quality or performance.

Ensure Proper Installation and Maintenance

Once your components have been chosen and installed according to all relevant regulations and safety protocols, it's time to ensure proper maintenance of your wastewater system so that it functions optimally over its lifetime. This includes regular inspections to check for any signs of wear or damage, as well as routine cleaning and maintenance tasks such as flushing out pipes or replacing filters. A technician should perform these tasks routinely in order to keep your system functioning at its best for years to come.


Hopefully, you now feel confident about designing your next wastewater system from start to finish. Remember to research local building codes and standards carefully, choose appropriate components based on performance specs and ensure proper installation and maintenance of your system throughout its lifetime. Wastewater design services can help you feel more confident with your systems. If you would like further advice and info, contact a local company that designs wastewater systems.