Anyone living outside utility service limits needs an onsite septic system. This is most often a specially designed storage tank that is buried. The raw sewage is removed from the system after the tank is full, or is incrementally discharged into the environment after a septic breakdown process.
Also referred to as a sewage tank which simply holds the sewage for removal by a sewage truck. A holding or sewage tank offers no treatment to the sewage.
Also referred as two-compartment or pump-out tanks, they provide a “septic“ process to the raw sewage. The term “septic” refers to the natural process that decomposes the sewage, partially treating the effluent before discharging into a absorption field.
Refers to an area within the soil that receives the liquid effluent from the septic tank and where it is allowed to seep into the soil. The filtering and bacterial action of the soil removes diseases and harmful organisms in the effluent, thus completing the treatment process so that the water is safe. The three most common types of absorption fields are 'Subsurface', 'Type-2 Mounds', and 'Jet Fields'.