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.

  • 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?


Generally, a holding tank needs to be pumped every 6-8 weeks for a permanent residence. We offer year-round holding tank pumping services. Contact us to learn more.