Home Sewage Treatment Plants: What They Are And How Do They Work?
Sewer treatment in rural areas is a dirty business, but it doesn’t have to be. Septic tanks have been the norm for many years, and they do serve their purpose. However, with a larger focus on climate change and our environmental impact these days, there is all the more reason to look for a more planet-friendly option – and a more convenient one as well! Luckily, that option exists.
Home sewage treatment plants are a great alternative to septic tanks, and they do a great job handling the dirty work. Today, we’re going to tell you about how they work and how they differ from the tried and true septic tanks we’re so accustomed to.
How do home sewage systems work?
Home sewage treatment plants work so well because they use a system of separated tanks to better treat the sewage as it flows through. The raw sewage flows into the primary tank which is where the solids settle. The leftover liquid then moves into what is known as the bio-zone chamber. Here, an air pump is used to circulate the waste and allow good bacteria the chance to condense down the organic matter. The result is a much cleaner wastewater treatment. Afterwards, provided it meets standards for consent from the local environmental agency, it can be discharged into a ditch or stream.
These treatment plants do use electricity and will still have to be serviced and emptied regularly, but their plastic or concrete design will have a much longer lifespan than the usual metal that septic tanks are made of. The big difference is the level of purity in the result. Septic tanks don’t purify the waste. Instead, the pollutants are treated by naturally existing aerobic soil bacteria. For this reason, they typically have to be drained into a soakaway. They are emptied yearly and don’t use electricity. Granted, that gives them a benefit or two, but the environmental difference is the biggest one.
Septic tanks may be the old way of doing things, but home sewage treatment plants are well worth considering. They are fairly low maintenance and they don’t have large running costs. They can make your sewage treatment a bit cleaner, and give you peace of mind in knowing that you’re also doing a good thing for the environment.
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