Septic Tank

Typically the first component of an OWTS, used by 33% of new homes in the USA. A water-tight, covered receptacle designed for pretreatment of wastewater and constructed to receive the discharge of wastewater from a building, separate settleable and floating solids from the liquid, digest organic matter by anaerobic bacterial action, store digested solids through a period of detention and allow clarified liquids to discharge for advanced treatment and, or, final treatment and dispersal. Routine inspections ( e.g. every 1 - 2 years) by an Accredited Inspector or Qualified Service Provider is important to verify tank operating conditions and solids accumulation. You can learn more about Accredited Inspectors and Qualified Service Providers and locate one in your area, in the "Dig up an Onsite Pro" section. <