About Us

That's a Job For Bob

Altoona area chamber of commerce
Bondurant chamber of commerce
Carlisle chamber of commerce
Indianola chamber of commerce
Madison County chamber of commerce

We’re Not Exactly The New Kids On The Block…

They say necessity is the mother of invention. No one knew that better than Bob Davis, the founder of Bob’s Septic.

In Central Iowa during the 1970’s, if you wanted your septic tank pumped, there were only a couple of septic companies to call. Being someone who liked to take care of his own kingdom, Bob wanted the ability to service his own septic system. He set out buying a pickup truck, used boiler tank and pump then mounted them to it. Not one to ever be too serious, Bob incorporated his humor into every facet of the business he could. Smiley face stickers, the S.O.W. logo of a rolling outhouse, and his trademark smile were what he used to expand from septic tank pumping to porta potties. It was this humble beginning that started the company you know today as Bob’s Septic Tank and Portable Restroom Service. Bob's Septic Pumper Truck

Bob’s Septic As We Know It Today

Even though Bob has left us, we’re still, The Bob’s Team. Family owned and operated, we understand that our individual success is a direct reflection of each other and our leadership. We manage to keep a sense of humor around the office and embrace all the crappy puns that come along with this line of work. The only thing we don’t joke about is our quality service, commitment to the community, and the environment.


  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. of Iowa
  • IOWWA – Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association
  • CIOWTS – Certified Installer Of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Certified Time of Transfer Inspectors
  • Master Plumbers and Journeyman Plumbers

Bob’s Septic is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)!

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