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Do you know where the water goes when you empty a sink or flush a toilet? If your home is in a city, the wastewater likely goes into a municipal sanitary sewer system to a sewage treatment plant. If your home is located in a rural area or a small community, you are likely one of the 25 per cent of Canadians whose wastewater is treated by a septic system (also referred to as an onsite wastewater system). septic systems langford colwood
A septic system treats your sewage right in your own yard and releases the treated effluent back into the groundwater.

A properly functioning septic system receives all the wastewater created from household use (including toilets, showers, sinks, dishwasher, washing machine, and so on), treats the wastewater to a safe level, and returns the treated effluent to the groundwater system. A conventional septic system is composed of a septic tank and a soil filter called a leaching bed. A leaching bed may also be called a drain field, an absorption field or a tile field.

Septic Systems are site specific and vary greatly, depending on soil, slope and the requirements. The basic septic system is a gravity fed system and can be the most economical, how ever your site may prevent this type of installation. Some systems require a pressurized system and even a treatment plant.

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