How Often Should My Holding Tank Be Pumped?

Guy pumping out tankHolding tanks don’t allow for any of their content to leach away into the ground, unlike a septic tank, where waste water commonly runs through a leaching field. There is no definitive answer as to how often holding tanks should be pumped. But Wally’s Flower Wagon can assist you in making an informed decision based off of these factors:

  • How many people regularly use water on the property?
  • Is the property used year-round?
  • Is it a rental property?
  • Are there frequent parties and guests visiting?
  • Are any of the toilets, shower heads, washing machines, or faucets water saving models?
  • size of tank


Generally, a holding tank needs to be pumped every 2-6 months for a permanent residence or commercial building. We offer year-round holding tank pumping services. We offer same day –  next day service but we do encourage our customers to give us as much notice as possible. Contact us to learn more.