We had the septic tank pumped today. What a job digging in what is called dirt around here. You cannot use a shovel only a mattock or a backhoe if you have one. The pumper said it looked great and must have been pumped a couple of years ago, we've lived here 12 and the previous owner 3 and it's never been pumped. We are septically aware and don't flush just anything, also much gray water is plumbed elsewhere. My other septic for my garage looked "too good to pump" as the pumper guy said, besides his boss wanted full price to pump the 2nd and I tyhought a little discount for being 100' away and not having to drive for it should have been worth something. For ease of future possible pumping has anyone installed a pipe in the top of the tank to pump through? I was considering a 6" pipe thru the lid with a screw off cap so we don't have to dig again?