Conventional Conventional Septic System - most commonly there are two types of conventional septic systems, pipe and gravel or leaching chamber. When space is limited, a leaching chamber drainfield is preferred, as most jurisdictions will allow a reduction in field size so it is easier to fit onto a smaller foot print. These types of systems tend to be more economical because you can avoid the extra cost of hauling in washed gravel. Pipe and gravel systems have been used for a long time and are still installed today. They do not typically have allowance for a reduction in field size and can be ideal for larger spaces where gravel is affordable. Both systems can only be installed if soil conditions are suitable. A conventional septic system is a decentralized wastewater treatment system which consists of a septic tank and a trench or drainfield. A conventional septic system is typically installed for a single-family home or small commercial location. The name "Conventional" - is referring to the construction of the drainfield. Septic Pumping & Maintenance by Cody Young is centrally based in Kingsland and serves all of central Texas. We can handle all aspects of a septic installation from initial inspection and perk holes to design, permitting, installation, maintenance and repair. Contact us today for all your septic requirements! EMERGENCY SERVICES: Emergency service is available 24/7. Please call our office at 325-248-8740 and we will work with you to provide the necessary help to repair the problem quickly and efficiently.