It’s common for homeowners to have questions when it comes to certain terms that are often thrown around in the Wastewater System world. Here at Meinco Wastewater Systems, we often get asked what things are and how they apply to our customer’s homes and wastewater systems. In today’s post, we thought we would break down our most commonly asked questions to see if they might make things a little easier to understand, should you have the same questions or concerns come up. As always, if you have specific questions that we don’t answer below, give us a shout at 501-821-3837 and our team will be happy to help guide you in the right direction for all of your wastewater needs.

How often do I need to have my septic tank serviced?
We recommend every 1-2 years for regular maintenance visits to keep your system in tip-top shape. This can, of course, vary depending on your family size and frequency of use.

What is soil morphology?
Soil morphology is a method for reviewing and documenting the characteristics and properties of the soil. These observations are used to determine soil suitability for absorption areas. This is the accepted practice in Arkansas.

What is a septic tank?
A septic tank is a watertight chamber made of concrete, fiberglass, PVC or plastic, through which domestic wastewater flows for primary treatment. Settling and anaerobic processes reduce solids and organics. The treated liquid effluent is commonly disposed of in a septic drain field which provides the final treatment.

What is the distribution box?
A distribution box is a device used for ensuring that effluent from a treatment unit is distributed in equal amounts to each line of a distribution pipe in a disposal site.

What is an ATU?
ATU is an acronym for the Aerobic Treatment Unit and is defined as a mechanical wastewater treatment device that provides secondary wastewater treatment for a single home, a cluster of homes, or a commercial establishment by mixing air (oxygen) and aerobic and facultative microbes with the wastewater.

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