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Mouse-over any part of the Septic System to see what it does

EPA parts of a septic system Pipe from the home carries sewage to the Septic Tank The Septic Tank is a holding area for the waste on its way to the Drainfield. It gives the solids a chance to settle out before passing into the Drainfield as effluent. Over time, the accumulated solids reduce the capacity of the tank and pumping is required. While the tank retains the solids, the Drainfield disposes of the liquid. Here is the most common failure point for any onsite wastewater treatment system. If the Septic Tank is overloaded, solids can pass into the Drainfield, dramatically shortening its life or ruining it altogether. Effluent passes into the gravel of the Drainfield. Over time, it is absorbed down into the sand and eventually the soil Effluent passes into the gravel of the Drainfield. Over time, it is absorbed down into the sand and eventually the soil Effluent passes into the gravel of the Drainfield. Over time, it is absorbed down into the sand and eventually the soil The Distribution Box divides the incoming flow from the septic tank, and sends the effluent into each channel of the Drainfield Naturally occuring microbes in the Soil will continue to break down any remaining effluent Relax! A properly sited and maintained wastewater disposal system will not contaminate Groundwater.

What is Septic?

ABC specializes in septic installation and leach field R&R Septic is a sewage disposal system for your home. It's job is to take waste water from inside your house out to a portion of your property where it can be safely disposed of.

The system itself is simple. Just like water runs downhill, so does the wastewater from your home. The only job of the septic system is to make sure the waste is channeled in the right direction stays out of contact with humans and pets.

Take Care of your System

Although the principles behind your on-lot system are easy to understand, there are many "IFs" that will affect performance.

You may get 2-3 years between pumping and septic inspection:
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This Diagram

Comes from the EPA's "Homeowners Guide To Septic Systems" which you can download a copy of here.

This drawing is a representation only of the typical septic system. If you are curious, you may refer to the "As Built" drawing for your home to see if you have an on-site sewage disposal system and where it may be located.

If In Doubt, Call Us Out!

Drawings aren't enough... we routinely perform physical on-site septic system inspections for homeowners that want to have that peace of mind. We locate the system for you and provide certification of your septic system's health and condition