An onsite system designed to treat and dispose of domestic sewage. A typical septic system consists of a tank that receives waste from a residence or business and a system of tile lines or a pit for disposal of the liquid effluent (sludge) that remains after decomposition of the solids by bacteria in the tank and must be pumped out periodically.
the most common way to treat domestic wastewater when sewer lines are not available to carry wastes to a treatment plant. Made up of septic tank and underground absorption fields.
an underground system that breaks down sewage from homes. Septic systems are used where homes are not hooked up to a city (municipal) sewer system. The system includes a septic tank where solid sewage is broken down by bacteria and a leach field into which water flows from the tank.
An on-site system designed to treat and dispose of domestic sewage from a residence or business not connected to a sewer line. A typical septic system consists of a tank that receives waste and holds it while bacteria decompose solids, and a system of tile lines or a pit for disposal of the liquid effluent. The sludge that remains in the tank after decomposition of the solids must be pumped out periodically. By using the assimilative capacity of the land, a properly operating septic system has minimal impact, but an improperly functioning system can be a source of nitrogen pollution and of groundwater contamination.
a system created to facilitate the dispersal of sewage. Usually, the raw sewage flows to a holding tank where it decomposes and then is deposited into a field using perforated pipes.
A "well" that is used to emplace sanitary waste below the surface and is typically comprised of a septic tank and subsurface fluid distribution system or disposal system.
Used to treat household sewage and wastewater by allowing the solids to decompose and settle in a tank, then letting the liquid be absorbed by the soil in a drainage field. Septic systems are used when a sewer line is not available to carry wastes to a sewage treatment plan. Also called an onsite wastewater treatment system.
a domestic wastewater treatment system that treats household waste through a septic tank and a soil absorption system. Bacteria decomposes the waste, sludge settles to the bottom of the tank, and treated effluent flows out into the ground through drainage pipes. Failing septic systems can contaminate ditches, creeks and shallow drinking water supplies.
A buried tank where wastes are collected from a house or business. Lighter particles float to the surface, heavy particles sink to the bottom, and the remaining liquid flows through a pipe system to a drainfield in the soil. Some solids are digested by bacteria; the rest must be pumped out.
a biological method of household sewage treatment that can be very effective when it has been carefully designed and installed and then is properly used and maintained
a collection tank with two compartments and an effluent (waste water from the septic tank) disposal field consisting of a leech field, usually, or a deep well type disposal field called a cesspool
a critical component of a home, treating liquid waste in order to prevent contamination of drinking water and nearby lakes and streams
a highly efficient, self-contained, underground wastewater
a holding tank that relies upon natural bacterial action to break down human waste into environmentally friendly components
a living organism and has the potential to breakdown some of the solids that have accumulated in the drainfield soil and start working again
a mini sewage treatment plant located on your property
an efficient, inexpensive, convenient, and safe method for treating and disposing of household wastewater before it is recycled back to the groundwater system
an efficient, inexpensive, convenient, and safe method for treating and disposing of household wastewater if the system is properly installed and maintained
an on-site method of treating sanitary wastewater
an on-site recycling system which treats wastewater and returns it to the groundwater
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a self-contained system for disposing of sewerage
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a self-contained water recycling system
a sewage treatment and disposal system buried in the ground
a simple, yet highly effective method of treating wastewater
a two part treatment and disposal system designed to condition untreated liquid household waste (sewage) so that it can be readily dispersed and percolated into the subsoil
A sewage disposal system, where waste drains through pipes and a tile field into a septic tank.
An on-site system designed to treat and dispose of domestic sewage. A typical septic system consists of a tank that receives waste from a residence or business and a drain field or subsurface absorption system consisting of a series of percolation lines for the disposal of the liquid effluent. Solids (sludge) that remain after decomposition by bacteria in the tank must be pumped out periodically.
An on-site wastewater treatment system that consists of two basic parts: an underground tank for sewage treatment, and a drainfield or leachfield for water dispersal into the soil.
This is the sewage disposal system that is used on the vast majority of rural lots. The system consists of a buried concrete tank which first filters the solids from the liquid and then distributes those liquids to underground trenches called "drain fields" where the liquids are absorbed into the earth.
A system that includes a sewage tank which converts sewage to gas and liquids and then allows the remaining material to discharge into a leach field. It is considered an acceptable system in low population areas.
a small on-site sewage treatment and disposal system, usually used in rural areas. Used with a leaching system.
A manner of dealing with sewage of a dwelling, through pipes into a septic tank.
A facility used for the partial treatment and disposal of sanitary wastewater, generated by individual homes or small business, into the ground. Includes both a septic tank and a leaching facility.
A septic system is a sewage system, in which waste is drained from a building through pipes into a septic tank, where solids settle and liquids exit into a drain field. A septic tank is an underground sewage disposal tank, in which a continuous flow of waste material is decomposed by anaerobic bacteria into liquids or gases and released into a drain field. A drain field is a system of pipes and gravel used to dispose of the waste draining from a septic tank. The percolating qualities of the soil determine the extent and specifications of the field needed. For more information Click here.
A septic system is used to store and clean used water when a pipeline is not available to carry it to a wastewater treatment plant.
A sewage disposal system for individual homes. A holding tank for raw sewage is installed in the ground, where sewage is broken down and liquefied by bacterial action. Small amounts of solid matter do not breakdown, but settle to the bottom of the tank. (The tank must be cleaned out every few years). Liquid waste is discharged to a distribution or absorption field where it slowly passes into the soil and is purified.
A sewage system, whereby waste is drained through pipes and a tile field into a septic tank.
An onsite system designed to treat and dispose of domestic sewage from a residence or business. It consists of a tank and a septic field. Wastes are decomposed by bacteria, but some waste still remains in the tank and needs to be pumped out periodically.
A self-contained sewage treatment system that distributes wastewater to an underground storage area and relies on bacterial action to decompose solid waste matter.
A system for collecting, treating and eliminating waste from a home waste drainage system.
an underground treatment system for household sewage
An on site waste water treatment system; generally has a septic tank which promotes the biological digestion of the waste, and a drain field which is designed to let the left over liquid soak into the ground; usually sized by the number of bedrooms in a house
a system consisting of a tank in which solid organic sewage is decomposed and purified by anaerobic bacteria, and the associated drain field network in which the surrounding soil absorbs the liquids from the tank
Waste removal process utilizing micro-organisms to break down wastes.
A system designed to deal with sewage from a dwelling. The raw sewage flows through pipes (called runs) into the ground or into a septic holding tank, or a combination of the two.
An on-site, self-contained system designed to treat and dispose of domestic sewage.
An underground, self-contained sewage treatment system that has a storage tank where waste is decomposed through bacterial action. Septic systems are used in areas without sanitary sewer systems.