The septic system is a small, on-site sewage treatment and disposal system buried in the ground. It’s comprised of a septic (holding) tank, in which waste material decomposes through bacterial activity, and a soil absorption area. The modern septic tank is a watertight box usually made of precast concrete, concrete blocks or reinforced fiberglass. When household waste material enters this tank, several things occur:
Solid material should never overflow into the soil absorption area as it clogs soil pores and causes septic systems to fail. Two main factors cause solid material to build up enough to overflow: Bacterial deficiency and lack of sludge removal.
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