Where Are Septic Tanks Used?
Septic tanks are important systems for hygiene and safety, ensuring that wastewater is carefully and appropriately disposed of so that it doesn’t present a hazard. They aren’t generally needed in well-developed or urban areas that have connections to a sewage system but are essential to have in more remote locations that are lacking in this type of infrastructure. In this blog post, we look in more detail at where septic tanks are used.
Where are septic tanks used?
Septic Tanks are essential elements of an effective septic system and are always buried beneath the ground. Their main purpose is to hold wastewater for long enough to allow the solids and liquid to separate to safely return wastewater back into the soil. Wastewater from a household moves into the septic tank before undergoing further treatment and being released into the soil.
No matter where you are located, it’s highly important to have safe and effective disposal of wastewater. Without an appropriate system, wastewater poses a health risk and can also cause unpleasant odours or sewage back-ups in sinks and toilets.
Frequently, septic tanks can be found in rural or remote areas where it’s not possible to connect to the main sewer line. Often used for residential properties, septic tanks are valuable systems for sparsely populated areas. If there is more than one property in a remote area, each property will have its own septic tank and system. Septic tanks can also commonly be found at places such as campsites and caravan parks, or sites where the soil is not suitable for installing sewer systems.
How does a septic tank work?
Septic tanks form part of a septic system, which is stored underground. The septic tank takes in wastewater and separates out solids, including matter like oil, grease and solids. The remaining liquid is then removed from the septic tank via a network of pipes that release the water into the surrounding soil.
Some systems automatically disinfect the wastewater before releasing it into the drain field. It then eventually filters through into the soil. Others use substances such as sand, organic matter like sawdust, or constructed wetlands to remove contaminants that are potentially hazardous or could cause disease.
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