Foothill Portable Toilets

Copperopolis    (209)  785-6163
Valley Springs  (209)  786-6160
Arnold                (209)  795-5177

SERVING

Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador , San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties

Foothill Sanitary Septic

Semper                               Fidelis

We are also looking for signs of any problems or potential problems. During routine service we measure and check the solids. We will forecast when the next pumping is needed. After the work is performed we will report to you all of our findings and any recommendations. After maintenance is performed on all engineered systems, Foothill Sanitary Septic completes the manufacturer's paperwork that gets sent to them and the owner. Doing this keeps your septic system compliant for any warranties that might still be available. It also develops a history for your system showing proper care & maintenance has been provided by a certified provider. Keeping good records is recommended by Foothill Sanitary Septic because if you ever sell your property, you have a record to show a buyer.

Being on aMaintenance Contract prolongs the life of your septic system. We also provide a flat rate cost Parts Warranty that will cover many of the parts on your septic system. To view a sample Maintenance Contract,  sample Scope of Work or a sampleParts Warranty, or to Request Service or More Information,  click any of the links on the menu to the right ►    

Periodic Maintenance is also essential to keep your system running. This is especially critical on advanced systems, with pumps, float, control panels  &  filters. 

We perform a very thorough maintenance and inspection on your system.  During routine maintenance we open the entire system. All components,( i.e.- pumps, floats, filters splice boxes, P/D laterals, valve boxes and more)  are checked, cleaned and flushed. Flushing of the P/D laterals is a very important part of the maintenance. Lateral pipes can get full of sludge / solids and not allow the effluent into the drain field trenches. In addition, flushing can remove early root mats growing into the lines through the trench.

Septic Maintenance

Copperopolis    (209)  785-6160
Murphys            (209)  728-3558
Arnold                (209)  795-5177

Amador County (209)  223-4411

Sonora  (209)  588-8511

(209) 768-5087

Just A Toilet

Locations in Copperopolis, Valley Springs and Arnold, CA


FOOTHILL SANITARY SEPTIC   is here to help you with the periodic servicing, pumping, maintenance and repairs of your septic system so your system is not a headache or problem for you.  We also offer maintenance contracts and components parts warranties to give you peace of mind.



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(209) 785-6163


Maintenance Items for Different Types of Systems

         Dosing Systems         (Siphon or Pressure)

  • Same as Standard Gravity System +
  • Annually: Siphon Dose
  1. Pull siphon filter & clean
  2. Check siphon bell for cracks or air leaks
  3. Flush Pressure Dose (P/D) laterlas
  4. Operate all ball valves and check for Balancing
  5. Measure solids in tank
  • Annually: Pressure Dose
  1. Pull and clean pump basin filter
  2. Clean pump filter
  3. Check "One Way" check valve & "Anti-Siphon" valve (if applicable)
  4. Clean Float Switches and Check for Operation
  5. Open and drain All splice boxes
  6. Check all electrical connections
  7. Flush All Pressure Dose (P/D) laterals
  8. Operate all ball valves and balance the laterals in the drain field
  9. Measure solids in tank
  10. Check control panel for water tight seal and remove any spiders or other bugs that can cause electrical "Ground Out"
  11. Check operation of all audible alarms
  12. If system is time dosed with a LOGO computer, check all parameters and record



Aerobic Treatment Units ATUS

  • Same as Standard Gravity System +
  • Annually:  Depending on usage (how many people in home)
  1. Pull & clean  filters
  2. Clean pump and air filters & spin filters (if applicable)
  3. Clean bio-tubes & pump basins
  4. Clean float switches and check for operation
  5. Open and drain  all splice boxes
  6. Check all electrical connections
  7. Operate all ball valves for proper operation and balance drain field laterals.
  8. Flush all Pressure Dose laterals
  9. Measure Solids
  10. If  it is drip dispersal - measure PSI at valves
  11. Check function of alarms and lights on control panels
  12. Check control panel for water tight seal and remove any spiders or other bugs that can cause electrical "Ground Out"
  13. Record Counts, Run Times, Alarms & Parameters



            AdvanTex®               Textile Filter System

  • Same as Standard Gravity System +
  • Annually 
  • Recirculation Chamber
  1. Pull & clean bio-tube
  2. Pull & clean pump basin
  3. Pull & clean pump filter
  4. Check "One-Way" check valve
  5. Open splice box and drain
  6. Check all electrical connections
  7. Measure solids in tank
  • Textile Filter Pod
  1. Open filter pod box
  2. Flush lateral spray bars
  3. Clean Spray Shields
  4. Clean textile filters
  5. Clean pod vent
  • Discharge Chamber
  1. Pull and clean pump
  2. Clean pump filter
  3. Clean float switches and check for proper operation
  4. Open and drain all splice boxes
  5. Check all electrical connections
  6. Flush All Pressure Dose (P/D) laterals
  7. Operate all ball valves and balance the laterals in the drain field
  • Control Panel
  1. Check control panel for water tight seal and remove any spiders or other bugs that can cause electrical "Ground Out"
  2. Check operation of all audible alarms
  3. Check inputs & outputs
  4. Check for proper parameter setting for usage of household numbers
  5. Record All Counts, Run Times and Alarms


Standard Gravity Systems

  • What Homeowner is putting down the drain  see   Septic Dos & Don'ts
  • Septic Pumping (at correct intervals)
  • Protect Leach Field (don't drive over - no  Animals or Livestock)
  • Treating for Roots if vegetation is an issue
  • No Garbage Disposal
  • Water Usage  * (repair toilet leaks or dripping faucets)


* Note:  Foothill Sanitary Septic can provide you with leak detection dye tablets you can place in the tank of your toilet to detect leaks. Give us a call or check the appropriate box on our Online Request Service form


Evaporative Systems

  • Same as Standard Gravity System +
  • Protect Evaporative Bed Area (don't drive over - no  Animals or Livestock)


Sand Filter Systems

  • Same as Standard Gravity System +
  • Annually:  Depending on usage (how many people in home)
  1. Clean septic pump  filter
  2. Clean basin filter
  3. Clean all floats and pump filter
  4. Open and drain  all splice boxes
  5. Check all electrical connections
  6. Check for correct function of all "One Way" check valves &" Anti-Siphon" valves (if applicable)
  7. Pull sand filter, pump, inspect and clean.
  8. Flush sand filter Pressure Dose (P/D) laterals
  9. Flush leach field Pressure Dose (P/D) laterals
  10. Check ball valves for operational movement and balancing of leach field laterals
  11. Check all float switches for proper function
  12. Check function of alarms and lights on control panels
  13. Check control panel for water tight seal and remove any spiders or other bugs that can cause electrical "Ground Out"
  14. Measure solids in tank
  15. Check riser adapters, seal and water tightness