How Septic Systems Work

posted on 16 Sep 2015 03:58 by steadfastcore85

Households that are not served by public sewage systems typically depend on septic systems to treat and throw away wastewater. Septic tanks represent septic tank pumping Jacksonville Fl a substantial monetary investment. If taken care of appropriately, a well developed, installed, and maintained system will supply years of trusted, affordable service.

A failing system can end up being a source of pollution and public health concern, triggering building damage, ground and surface area water pollution (such as well water-- both yours and your next-door neighbors), and condition outbreaks. When your septic system fails to operate efficiently, you might have to change it, costing you thousands of dollars. Plus, if you offer your home, your septic tank needs to be in great working order. It makes great sense to understand and care for your septic system.

There are many different types of septic systems that fit a variety of soil and website conditions. The following will assist you understand the main components of a requirement (gravity fed) septic system and the best ways to keep it running safely at the most affordable possible expense.

A standard septic tank system has 3 main parts:

The Septic Tank-- A septic tank's function is to separate solids from the wastewater, shop and partly decompose as much strong product as possible, while allowing the liquid (or effluent) to go to the drainfield.

The Drainfield-- After solids settle in the septic tank, the liquid wastewater (or effluent) is discharged to the drainfield, likewise called an absorption or leach field.

The Soil-- The soil below the drainfield offers the final treatment and disposal of the septic tank effluent. After the wastewater has actually entered the soil, organisms in the soil deal with the effluent prior to it percolates downward and outside, eventually going into ground or surface area water. The type of soil also impacts the effectiveness of the drainfield; for example, clay soils may be too tight to permit much wastewater to go through and gravelly soil might be too coarse to supply much treatment.

Maintenance Suggestion

Property owners and residents have a fantastic effect on septic tank efficiency. Making use of more water than the system was designed to handle can cause a failure. Also disposal of chemical or excess raw material, such as that from a waste disposal unit, can ruin a septic tank. The following maintenance ideas can help your system offer long-lasting, reliable treatment of home waste.

Inspect and Pump Often

The most important step to maintaining your septic tank is to remove sludge and residue build-up prior to it cleans into the drainfield. How commonly your tank needs pumping depends upon the size of the tank, the number of people in your home, the volume of water used, and amount of solids (from humans, waste disposal unit, and other wastes) going into the system. Usually, tanks should be pumped every 3 to 5 years.

Usage Water Efficiently

Extreme water is a major reason for system failure. The soil under the septic system have to absorb all of the water used in the home. Too much water from laundry, dishwasher, toilets, baths, and showers may not allow adequate time for sludge and residue to separate. The less water used, the less water getting in the septic system, leading to less threat of system failure.

Decrease Solid Waste Disposal

What goes down the drain can have a significant effect on your septic tank. Numerous materials do not break down and subsequently, develop in your septic tank. If you can dispose of it in some other way, doing this, instead of putting it into your system.

Keep Chemicals From Your System

Keep home chemicals out of your septic tank, such as caustic drain openers, paints, pesticides, photographic chemicals, brake fluid, fuel, and motor oil. Incorrect disposal of harmful chemicals down the drain is hazardous to the environment, along with the bacteria needed to break down wastes in the septic tank.

Septic tank Ingredients

Adding a stimulator or a booster to a septic tank to assist it work or "to recover bacterial balance" is not necessary. The naturally occurring germs required for the septic system to work are currently present in human feces.

What Can Fail?

Like an automobile, septic tanks are designed to supply long-term, reliable treatment of home waste when run and kept correctly. The majority of systems that fail prematurely are due to incorrect maintenance.

If you see any of the following indications or if you believe your septic system might be having issues, call a certified septic professional.

- Odors, appearing sewage, damp areas, or lavish greenery growth in the drainfield area

- Plumbing or septic tank backups (commonly a black liquid with a disagreeable odor).

- Slow draining components.

- Gurgling sounds in the plumbing system.

- If you have a well and tests show the presence of coliform (bacteria) or nitrates, your drainfield may be failing.

- Rich green yard over the drainfield, even throughout dry weather.

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D. Lobkowicz | Lincoln County News

The above-ground septic system access pipe (left) and below-ground oil fill pipe located behind Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. Rockland-based Maritime Energy delivered 2,087 gallons of heating oil to the school Feb. 4 and inadvertently pumped it into the septic system, according to Principal Katherine Race.

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, at 12:15 p.m.

Last modified Feb. 17, 2015, at 4:37 p.m.

WALDOBORO, Maine The septic system leach field for the Medomak school campus will be replaced over the next five to six weeks after an incident two weeks ago in which heating oil was mistakenly pumped into it.

The work was expected to begin early this week, according to School Administrative District 40 Facilities and Transportation Director George Bridges.

The removal of the leach field that serve Medomak Valley Middle School will not interfere with the operations of the school, he said.

Bridges also said that a test of the school campus water found no contamination. The well is located 120 yards away and is uphill from the leach field.

About 2,000 gallons of heating oil was pumped into the septic system on Feb. 4, when a Maritime Energy delivery worker pumped the fuel into the wrong pipe. The fuel pipe and the sewer pipe were both 4-inch camlock pipes and looked the same.

Since the mishap, the pipes have been marked.

To remove and replace the leach field will cost an estimated $300,000, Maritime Energy Vice President Susan Ware Page said Tuesday. Maritime has contracted with George Hall & Sons of Rockland to do the work. George Hall installed the original one back in 2007, so the company is very familiar with the site, Page said.

Maritime Energy expects full insurance coverage of the costs, Page said.

The project is progressing well and is on schedule, she added.

The pump station and the two septic holding tanks do not need to be replaced.

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