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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Septic Tank Services

Overview: the U.S. Septic Tank Services Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Septic Tank Services: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Septic Tank Services industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Other Non-Hazardous Waste Collection Services

Waste Holding And Drain Facilities, Cleaning And Maintenance Services

Septic Tank Maintenance Services

Portable Toilets Rental Services

All Other Non-Hazardous Waste Collection Services, Including Snowplowing Services

Non-Hazardous Waste And Recyclable Material Transportation Services

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Septic Tank Services company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Septic Tank Services industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Septic Tank Services measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 6%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers4%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44%
Construction Trades Workers 9%
Construction Laborers 6%
Construction Laborers 6%
Other Construction and Related Workers 30%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 19%
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 19%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 10%
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 10%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 20%
Motor Vehicle Operators 7%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 7%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 6%
Material Moving Workers 11%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Septic Tank Services Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Stone Industries trademarks "STONE INDUSTRIES" - waste disposal services - 10/27/2009

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Stone Industries

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • And Futhermore: Digging for ‘doody’ requires due diligence - Recommendations on how often to have your septic tank pumped vary, depending on different factors ... in the future, I’m going to associate septic service with elections, just as a mnemonic device. I think I can remember that. That’s not to say ... (01/10/2018)
    • Florida DEP awards more than $5.25M for water-quality restoration and education grants - This marketing campaign focuses on the reduction of septic tank nutrients and fertilizer infiltration into groundwater discharging into Volusia Blue Spring, through a three-pronged approach. Creating public service announcements, hosting a water quality ... (01/10/2018)
    • Malawi’s Capital to Get US$100 Million Water Upgrade - LILONGWE, Malawi, January 9, 2018 (ENS) – The half million residents of Malawi’s capital city, Lilongwe, are smiling in anticipation of improved water services and safely ... systems such as pit latrines and septic tanks. But improvements are in ... (01/10/2018)
    • Maynilad offers desludging service this January - WEST ZONE concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is offering septic tank cleaning services this month to residential and semi-business customers in select parts of Caloocan, Manila, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Quezon City, Valenzuela ... (01/09/2018)
    • Seven Manual Scavengers Died in Seven Days. Why Is There Still Silence? - Even when three manual scavengers died in a septic tank in Malad East last year ... Municipal Corporation (BMC), which was responsible for providing sanitation services in that area. The police found the only surviving worker, who could have died himself ... (01/09/2018)
    • Lawmakers Rap DEP, Roll Back Rule on Septic Tanks in Highlands - overturning a civil service regulation adopted by the Christie administration. A previous bid to rescind another environmental rule fell short last year. The rule, adopted last summer, involves a highly technical dispute over septic tanks and the risk ... (01/09/2018)
    • Adams Septic Tank Inc - How do I get my business listed? Our directory features more than 18 million business listings from across the entire US. However, if we're missing your business, just click the button below to request that it be added. (01/09/2018)
    • Young girl steps on manhole cover and falls to her death in underground septic tank - The fire service were called to recover the girl from the septic tank, which measured 16 feet deep and 9 feet across. Dramatic helmet camera footage captures the emergency workers entering the tank. It took them just three minutes to reach her body but ... (01/05/2018)
    • Tips to avoid freezing septic systems, pipes - Doug Green, owner of Nature’s Call Septic Service said he has already received calls this ... He mentioned creating a layer of insulation over the drain fields and septic tanks. Insulation can come in the form of snow cover or if there is limited ... (01/04/2018)
    • Tree removal disagreement leads to face-off with Canterwood HOA - when the couple received a determination from Hemley’s Septic Tank Cleaning Service. “Canterwood does not agree that its decisions regarding the removal of trees must be uniform,” the letter states. “If the Arroyos felt the information they ... (12/28/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $50,206,147 on Septic Tank Services. It has awarded 3,656 contracts to 570 companies, with an average value of $88,081 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Cesspool cleaning services, Toilet renting and/or servicing, portable, Portable toilet pumping (i.e., cleaning) services, Tank cleaning services, septic, Septic tank pumping (i.e., Portable toilet renting and/or servicing, Pumping (i.e., cleaning) cesspools and septic tanks, Septic tank cleaning services, cleaning) portable toilets, etc.

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