If you want to improve the safety, cleanliness, and eco-friendliness of your property, it might be time to re-think your septic system. This post will walk you through some of the best alternative septic systems on the market, to give you a better idea of what might work for your home.
If any of these systems sound like the right choice for your home, talk to your local septic installation specialists to learn more.
Conventional Septic Systems
Before we get into some of the alternative options, let’s talk about the basics of a conventional septic system.
In a conventional system, waste is pumped through a sewer main from your home to the septic tank, a safe distance away. Once in the septic tank, waste natural separates and starts to break down. Solid waste at the bottom of the tank rises to the top of the tank as wastewater once it is safely broken down by bacteria inside the tank. Wastewater is then channeled through pipes from the top of your septic tank to a leach field, where it is dispersed and safely filtered through the soil.
There is nothing wrong with a conventional septic system: they are affordable to install and maintain, and safe in most circumstances. But not every property is right for a conventional septic system: if your ground can’t pass the soil percolation test, for example, you might not be able to safely filter wastewater through a leach field on your property. In that case, you should consider a safe alternative.
Aerobic Septic Systems
An aerobic system works much like a conventional septic system, with one key difference: air is pumped into the septic tank to expedite the breakdown process. The result is cleaner, lighter wastewater being channeled from the tank to the leach field. This … Read More Link