About Septic Tanks Articles

Septic tanks are wastewater treatment systems that allow for the treatment of small amounts of wastewater from homes, businesses, and other facilities located in rural or suburban areas without access to a public sewer system. These systems separate solid waste from liquid waste and disperse it into the drainfield for further treatment in the soil. Benefits of using septic tanks include public health and environmental protection as well as economic savings due to less need for large wastewater infrastructure. This type of wastewater treatment is also known as decentralized wastewater treatment systems, onsite wastewater treatment systems, cluster systems, package plants, on-lot systems, individual sewage disposal systems, and private sewage systems. It’s important to learn how septic tanks work and the types available in order to ensure proper installation, siting and maintenance so they can properly function.