Introduction. Water wells can be money pits. Septic systems can suck the profit right out of your job. On-site limitations for private sewage disposal systems. Protect yourself during the bidding phase. Soil studies, septic designs, and code-related issues. Drilled wells. Shallow wells. Alternative water sources. Gravel-and-pipe septic systems. Chamber-type septic systems and other special-use systems. Gravity septic systems. Pump stations for difficult situations. Keeping costs down on well systems. Making a habit of installing low-cost septic systems. Common problems with well installations. Routine remedies for sorrowful septic systems. Making more money by avoiding cost overruns. Appendix. Resource guide. Glossary. Index. About the author.