For ease of access, it is best to have the control panel located either on the side of the house, or on a 4×6 treated piece of lumber, as deep as three feet in the ground. For both applications, we recommend locating the box to reach chest high in height. This keeps it away from ground pests such as ants ( which are commonly attracted to electricity ), and to avoid high water levels reaching the panel. It is also much easier to work on and locate for future repairs or inspections.
As for the compressor, it should be located near the side of the house or on a piece of lumber that is elevated and has a solid base. Make sure that it is at least 10 inches from the ground level, never low to the ground. Again, this ensures the water level won’t harm the compressor, but also aids in preventing ants to get inside. In a flood zone, it should be above the level of the highest flood to have happened in the last 100 years. NEVER let the installer place the compressor on top of a tank lid; it will make it very difficult for the pumper to clean the system for any routine maintenance to be performed.