In this series, we want to educate you about your septic system and how to keep it healthy. Just like our bodies, it needs to stay clean and active. See what our friends from infiltrator have to say about the components of septic systems. 

 

“A septic system has two components: a septic tank and a or drainfield (soil absorption field). Primary treatment occurs in the septic tank, where bacteria digest organic materials in the wastewater. The effluent then flows into the leachfield for secondary treatment. Here, bacteria complete the digestion and purification process as the wastewater slowly leaches or infiltrates into the soil.” – Infiltrator

 

Our first tip is to conserve your water. When there are large amounts of water pushing through your septic tank, it can prevent the completion of the pre-treatment process. 

 

How can you conserve your water? 

  • Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth.
  • Spread out heavy water use such as showers or washing clothes.
  • Repair leaky faucets and fixtures.
  • Replace older toilets with new 1.6-gallon toilets.

 

These are just a few simple ways to conserve your water flush through the septic system. If you have any questions or concerns about your septic system, reach out to our professionals! 

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