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No Photos 13th Dec 2017 - 13th Jan 2018
How The Septic Tank Works

In general, above-ground septic tanks (also called "holding tanks") are wastewater safe-keeping tanks which sit over the ground. When the health officials checked upon the septic tanks, that they found they had chock-full. Waste materials from the house settles into three layers. The solid waste filter keeps the drain field pipes from blockage. The lid closest to me is definitely the solids handling container. It had been nearly empty. 1 inch of scum and zero sludge. Second compartment is the clarifying chamber. That was also empty with zero sludge and zero scum. But there is definitely a filter in this one that needs cleaned. We will show a photo of that in a second. All three layers have billions of bacterias that live naturally in the tank and carry out the first phase of treatment in order to down the solids in the reservoir. During the process of breaking down solids, fumes are produced. These fumes are vented through the septic tank through the plumbing vent on the roof. Waste from your home settles into three layers. The septic filter maintains the drain field plumbing from clogging. The septic tank is definitely a buried, water-tight pot usually made of concrete floor, fiberglass, or polyethylene. Their job is to hold the wastewater long enough to allow solids to negotiate down to the bottom level forming sludge, while the oil and grease floats to the top as scum. It may not end up being glamorous, but if we don't look after our septic tanks, cesspits and package sewage treatment plant life, they'll begin to fail. This means they'll begin to smell, spread disease to humans and animals, pollute each of our local rivers and waters. And nobody wants that. Minimum solid waste tank sizes: Under current Pennsylvania law a 900 gallon septic tank may be the minimum size that must be used for a house with three bedrooms or less. If six persons reside in a three-bedroom house, the tank should be pumped every 1 . 3 years. If the same system serves a family of two, the tank would be ready for pumping every 5. 2 years. Systems set up before the current rules were implemented may need to be pumped more generally, perhaps every year or fewer. Rules for septic reservoirs are covered in section 12A ( Page 12-31) of the Otago Drinking water Plan. Installation costs can vary considerably, but will generally price between $2, 721 and $7, 976 for just about all home septic tanks. Be careful what you flush or remove of down the drain if you have a septic system. Click on the link below to get a set of items that may clog your septic system at various points, and items that kill the bacteria that help break down solids in your septic tank.

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