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3566 Spangler Ln. Ste. #5
Copperopolis, CA 95228

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Septic Tank Services for all Septic Systems

Foothill Sanitary Septic is a full service septic systems company for any and all of your septic system needs. A septic system on your property is your waste water treatment plant. A septic system differs from a sewer system in the fact the property owner is responsible for the septic system maintenance. Septic system care requires daily management by using the system properly. The owner’s knowledge of the care and maintenance requirements for their septic system is an essential first step in ensuring a healthy septic system. The owner should know what type of system they have, the property location of the septic tank and drain field and acquire the basic knowledge of how it works. With this knowledge, the owner can better understand the importance of proper care. Please visit our web site pages on “Septic Dos & Don’ts“, “Septic Systems – Basic Operation” and “Types of Systems” and spend a few minutes to learn about these topics.

In addition to the day to day care by the homeowner, Periodic maintenance and pumping is required and “essential” to keep your septic system working properly.

  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.


  • Septic Pumping
  • Septic Inspections, Repairs & Maintenance
  • Escrow – Refinancing Inspection
  • Maintenance Contracts: Septic / Grease
  • Electronic Tank Location
  • Camera Inspection
  • Tank Risers and Lids
  • Septic System Installation
  • Tank Installation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Root Extraction & Maintenance
  • Leach Field Restoration
  • Line Repair – Line Jetting
  • Portable Toilet
  • RV Pumping
  • Holding Tanks
  • Restaurant Grease Interceptor / Trap Cleaning
  • Commercial & Residential

Additional Septic Services:

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Septic Tank Pumping

Pumping the solids out of BOTH sides your septic tank at the appropriate interval is one of the most “ESSENTIAL” items you can do to keep your system running effectively. Lack of pumping is one of the most common reasons of major failure. The higher the level of solids in your tank, means more suspended solids going to your drain field plugging the soil absorption. Nothing removes the solids/sludge from your tank except pumping. Even city sewer treatment plants need to get rid of their solids. They are typically sent to drying beds where the solids can be removed from the premises.

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Septic Tank Inspections

Foothill Sanitary Septic is a California State Licensed Sanitation Contractor and a Certified Orenco Provider for AdvanTex® Systems & Vericomm® . We perform very thorough and complete inspections for Real Estate transactions, Mortgage Refinance and for Home Owners / Property Owners. We provide a written report of our findings. For more information & detail on our inspection services, please visit our Septic Inspections Page.


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Septic Tank Maintenance

Periodic Septic Tank 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 are checked, cleaned and flushed. We are also looking for signs of any problems or potential problems.


Maintenance Contracts & Warranties

Foothill Sanitary Septic contracts show a Scope of Work  so our customers know what they are getting.  Foothill Sanitary Septic will also educate our customers on what type of system they have and how to properly use it. Knowledge is essential.  Foothill Sanitary Septic is here so your septic system is not a headache for you. We offer maintenance contracts for servicing grease traps as well.  Foothill Sanitary Septic offers a Components –  Parts Warranty for Engineered Systems that we inspect.  The warranty covers Pumps, Floats and Control Panel components where you have a flat rate cost that will cover these items. (Sample Scope of Work)

Vericomm® Monitoring

Vericomm® monitoring is available from Foothill Sanitary Septic  for Orenco’s AdvanTex® systems. Via a phone line at your control panel, your system can be monitored and send alarm or malfunction notifications to Foothill Sanitary Septic.   Upon receiving,  Foothill Sanitary Septic will notify the owner and schedule a technician to rectify the problem. There is no charge for the Monitoring of your Vericomm ® panel.  Call us today for more information and to find out if this worthwhile monitoring program  is a fit for you and your system. (Vericomm)

Electronic Tank Location, Camera Inspection

Foothill Sanitary Septic is equipped with the latest equipment that allows us to find your tank using transmitters and sensing technology.  As a full service septic company, we have to locate septic tanks all the time in order to inspect, repair, pump and maintain the systems. As a homeowner you need to know where your septic tank and drain field is located.  If you are unsure of the location of your tank, Foothill Sanitary Septic can locate the tank for you before you construct that shed our pour that concrete patio.  We also use cameras to inspect the inside of your piping.

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Septic Tank Risers & Covers

Foothill Sanitary Septic installs septic tank risers and lids for your septic tank. A riser is an extension from the top of the tank to the surface.  For tanks that are buried, you have to dig each and every time you pump, service, inspect or repair a problem in the septic tank(s). Risers and lids will pay for themselves over time. With risers installed, the cost of an emergency call during the weekend or after hours can be reduced significantly, thereby, paying for the riser installation cost on one visit.  We recommend having them installed when performing maintenance, when the tank is already located and the yard is already dug up. 

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Septic Tank Excavation Services

Foothill Sanitary Septic provides excavation services for everyday digging. Our equipment is small enough to fit in most back yards but still large enough to get the job done. The excavators have rubber crawler tread to not inflict damage to lawns and sidewalks, compared to steel track treads. 

Drain Field Services

Foothill Sanitary Septic performs many services that are particular to your drain field.  The drain field is one of the three main components of a septic system. It is critical the drain filed works as it was designed – to distribute the waste water uniformly so the soil can absorb the water without being over loaded.  Foothill Sanitary Septic can jet the leach lines to clear obstructions and repair damaged lines. In some instances the blockage of the drain pipes is caused by roots. Foothill Sanitary Septic can extract the roots. We also have a product that can be put in the discharged waste water every 6 months to inhibit the growth of roots near your drain  pipes.  (Aquaworx)

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Restaurant Grease Trap Interceptors

Foothill Sanitary Septic provides a very thorough and  complete service for Restaurant Grease Trap Interceptors. In addition to pumping, we also wash and scrape the walls to remove the accumulated grease.  We will take out and clean any normally removable components of the grease trap interceptor.  Depending on the type of  system, these removable components may include: baffles, filters and strainer baskets. Foothill Sanitary Septic offers early morning hours for grease trap interceptor service. This allows plenty of time for the smells from a grease trap service to dissipate before your customers arrive. We always strive for our customers to have a pleasant experience with us.

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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy is to never waiver in our Integrity and Honesty. When you call Foothill Sanitary Septic or Foothill Portable Toilets, you can expect to receive our full commitment to your total satisfaction.



We are committed to serving you with honesty, integrity, quality and value.


Our Promise to You

We promise to always provide value and outstanding service, regardless of repair size or difficulty.

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3566 Spangler Lane
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Copperopolis, CA 95228

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