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Septic systems work by separating solids from liquids in the septic tank and allowing the liquids to pass into the drain field where the soil purifies the water. Some of the solid materials in the septic tank break down ...

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There are three main categories of septic systems, including the standard gravity, pressure distribution and advanced treatment. Within these categories there can be different variations and set-ups available depending o...

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There are twelve different parts in an aerobic septic system. They are the aerator, air supply line, inlet, tee assembly, pre-treatment tank, aeration/mixing compartment, air drop line, air diffuser, clarifier, outlet as...

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Common problems with a septic tank are sludge in the drain field and holes, excess water in the drain field, inability of the tank to process solids, compaction of the soil over the septic tank, and plants growing near t...

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A septic tank is the component of a septic sewage treatment system that holds waste water long enough to allow solids to settle out. Its capacity is measured in gallons. A 1,500-gallon septic tank will hold 1,500 gallons...

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Septic tanks do not require additives to work correctly, but with proper treatment, including regular pumping and protecting the drain field, a septic tank should last for many years. Most homeowners should have their ta...

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Indicators of a full septic tank include slow moving drains, unpleasant odors and swampy ground surrounding the tank or drain field. Servicing the tank at regular intervals, before these signs develop, helps to ensure th...

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