All homes dispose of wastewater in one of two ways — a septic tank or a sewer line. While there are advantages and disadvantages to each, homeowners are typically not in a position to choose between the two. Sewer lines connect to public sewer systems, so they are only available in urban areas. If your home is located in a rural area, a septic system is usually your only option short of an outhouse.
Septic tank abandonment: it’s a messy job, but someone’s gotta do it. And if you’re a DIYer thinking about being that someone to save money or just because you like a good challenge, you may want to reconsider.