Have you been considering making the switch to a septic system for your home? You’re not alone! It’s common for homeowners to consider the benefits of a residential wastewater system over typical plumbing. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you make the switch.

All homes dispose of their wastewater in one of two ways which are either by a septic tank or a sewer line. Depending on where you’re located in or outside the city, you choose between the two for your home plumbing system. Sewer lines connect to public sewer systems, so they are the option available for homeowners in urban areas. If you live in a rural area, a septic system is usually your option for plumbing.

Although septic systems require a bit more maintenance and attention, they tend to have a good number of advantages over public sewer systems, making the decision easier when it comes to transitioning your plumbing. Since they don’t pump wastewater to be processed at a water treatment facility, they actually use less energy overall lending themselves to leaving a smaller environmental impact. The bacteria in septic tanks also break down and treat wastewater locally, reducing the potential threat of leaks from the home to the local facility.

Aside from the cost of pumping your septic tank every few years, septic systems are relatively inexpensive once they’re installed. You don’t have to worry about a monthly fee or disruptions when it comes to local sewer lines. If you don’t want to rely upon your city’s municipal sewage system, a residential septic system can provide a great deal of independence and security to you as a homeowner.

If you’re looking to learn more about the process of making the switch to a residential wastewater system in Central Arkansas, give our team of experts a call at Meinco Wastewater a call today at 501-821-3837!

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