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Herb Shaw Sanitation Services

Herb Shaw Sanitation Services is a locally owned and operated business serving the
Litchfield and Northern New Haven county residents and businesses

Giving you the best results

55+ Years of Experience

With over 55 years of experience, Herb Shaw provides the highest quality septic services
performed by professional and knowledgeable technicians

We care about the environment

Environmentally Responsible

We are compliant with all state and local waste and health codes and strive to be
environmentally conscious while promoting safe and healthy living

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Professional Septic Services

Herb Shaw Sanitation






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Septic Systems

How It Works

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures made of fiberglass, plastic or concrete. They use a combination of biological decomposition and technology to treat the wastewater from your bathrooms, kitchens, drains and all other household plumbing. A typical system will consist of a septic tank and a drainfield. They are designed to separate floatable matter and solids from the wastewater, which will then slowly release the effluent into the soil.

When it comes time to clean or pump your septic system, it’s best to hire a professional. With years of expertise, Herb Shaw Sanitation Services can handle all of your septic care needs.

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What We Offer

Our Services

Septic Tank Cleaning

Schedule a one time or regular inspection and cleaning of your septic tank to help maintain efficiency and functionality of your system.

Pump Repair & Replacement

A good working pump chamber will control floats using a high water level alarm and automatically send effluent into the drainfield.

Septic Repair & Installation

Whether you're in need of a new installation or repairs to a current system, Herb Shaw Sanitation Services can handle all of your septic needs.

Risers Installation

Installation of septic tank risers to allow easier and better access to your tank for routine inspections, cleanings, and pumping.

Tank Cover Replacement

Covers that have been worn out or damaged need to be replaced. Herb Shaw offers septic tank covers and lids specific to your needs.

Filter Cleaning & Replacement

A clean, good working septic tank effluent filter helps prevent clogging and ensures that only liquid goes into the drainfield.

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Protect The Environment

Maintenance & Care

If your septic system is not properly maintained, you may be putting your family’s health at risk, hurting the environment and setting yourself up for costly repairs. Follow these simple tips on how to properly maintain your septic system and feel free to contact us with any questions.

  • Inspect and pump frequently (every 2-4 years)
  • Use water efficiently
  • Properly dispose of waste
  • Maintain and protect your drainfield
  • Keep maintenance records for service providers
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Litchfield & New Haven County

Areas of Service

Herb Shaw Sanitation Services is currently servicing the Southern Litchfield County and Northern New Haven County. If you are not directly within these counties but close, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help you with any questions.

Southern Litchfield County: Watertown, Bethlehem, Woodbury, Thomaston, Terryville, Northfield, Plymouth, Harwinton, Morris, Litchfield

Northern New Haven County: Middlebury, Southbury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Wolcott, Waterbury

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What Our Customers Say

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A Quote

To request a quote, please complete the contact form below or give us a call at 860-274-8228 and we’ll be happy to assist you with any questions.

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    Yes. Herb Shaw Sanitation Services is fully insured and licensed. It’s important to us to have an extra layer of protection and give all of our customers peace of mind with every job.

    Herb Shaw is compliant with all state and local waste health codes and makes sure to use the safest and healthiest methods.

    If an unexpected failure arises, Herb Shaw has your back! We understand that emergency situations can happen, which is why we offer our services any day or time when you need us the most.

    Using septic systems to manage wastewater can have public, environmental, and economic benefits — especially in small communities. They reduce the risk of disease transmission, recharges groundwater, removes pollution from surface water, and can help reduce energy costs.

    55+ years of experience to give you the best results

    With over 55 years of experience, Herb Shaw provides the highest quality septic services performed by professional and knowledgeable technicians. Contact us today for a free estimate.