The homeowner is responsible for contracting with a septic system service company to render the existing septic system inoperative. The existing septic system does not need to be removed; however, it needs to be abandoned properly. Here are the steps that need to be followed to properly abandon a septic system:
Connect the home to the City sanitary sewer before performing the remaining steps.
The septic system must be pumped by a licensed pumper per Texas Admin Code.
Once pumped, collapse the septic tank.
The top and the bottom of the tank need to be broken.
Once the septic system is collapsed, back-fill the area.
The plumber contacts the City at 817-748-8214 to conduct an inspection of the new sanitary sewer connection and inoperative septic tank