Septic tanks are cost-effective sewage treatment for residential purposes. These are perfect sewage solutions for new homeowners. The installation of these tanks is determined according to the environmental features of the regions. In areas of North and Mid North Coast, these tanks work efficiently according to the richness of soil and absorption.
WHAT ARE CONCRETE SEPTIC TANKS:
Concrete septic tanks are underground chambers made of concrete. These types of tanks hold collected wastewater from your home. This septic system consists of a concrete tank and a soil absorption field that help to remove wastewater from the home that can be reused for specific purposes.
HOW IT WORKS:
Concrete septic tanks digest organic material and separate floatable materials and solids. The liquid is discharged from the septic tank into the soil through the series of underground-perforated pipes or chambers.
It works as a sewage treatment plant, producing a clean and non-polluting effluent discharging the waste into the ditch for dispersal into the soil.
INSTALLATION OF SEPTIC TANKS:
Provision of septic tanks in the regions of North and Mid North Coast including Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Southern Highlands and, South Coast are done by the specialists.
The tank is first inspected and tested at the manufacturing plant under the supervision of a licensed specialist. Proper installation of each tank is carried out in determination of water tightness and proper functioning. A septic tank installation is prepared after proper measurement from the underside of the tank to the bottom of the tank inlet.
With the high soil absorbency in the regions of North and Mid North Coast including Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Southern Highlands and, the South Coast these tanks are the lowest risk. A concrete septic tank is rarely damaged during the installation process and lasts lifetimes.
After some time sludge will accumulate in the septic tank. Concrete septic tanks must be checked at least once every two years. Sludge levels in the tank will need to be periodically checked to ensure their capacity. The maintenance time depends on the size of the household.
Overflow of sludge and scum can be prevented by maintenance over some time.
CHECKLIST FOR SEPTIC TANK MAINTENANCE:
- Quarterly system checks for leaks and sludge.
- Have your tank pumped by a licensed specialist.
- Water conservation
- Keeping maintenance record.
HOW TO KNOW IF THE SEPTIC TANK NEEDS A CHECKUP:
It is easy to tell when your tank needs a checkup. Usually, lush and green grass over the drain field may indicate a problem.
In Australia, all the buildings that are compatible with a septic system can have a concrete tank.
- A concrete septic tank is inherently watertight. It naturally reduces the risk of leaks.
- Its higher effluent capacity decomposes the sludge and scum over time.
- These tanks are larger; homeowners with these tanks are less likely to need pumping out as often as small systems.
- It has a life expectancy and can easily last for decades.
- These tanks do not collapse during pumping or installation. They are inherently strong and resistant to damage.
- These tanks are available in custom sizes according to the capacity of the home.
- Concrete is a natural material. Hence, these tanks are non-toxic.
NSW, Victoria and Queensland recently have been devasted by bushfires in the regional and rural areas.
Econocycle Sewage tanks supplied by Ecoseptic are hardy concrete tanks and all treatment equipment is contained inside the tanks, making these tanks sturdy enough to with-stand the current bushfires even when the home could not.
A concrete rainwater tank is another alternative that can be installed above or below the ground through Raincycle approved fitters.
The concrete rainwater tank can be designed to have both retention and detention, providing a source of water to help fight fires on your property.