Septic Systems Info from Gerry Norton Onsite Wastewater Practitioner|
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).
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.|
For full details of your requirements contact Gerry Norton
for a complete quote.