What is a septic tank? Your septic tank is the first step in the process of sewage conditioning, in a subsurface disposal system. Without it the untreated sewage would quickly clog the receiving soil and prevent the purification process of leaching and soil percolation.
What Is the Purpose of a Septic Tank?
A septic tank is a watertight chamber made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic, with an inlet and outlet. It is used to treat wastewater from toilets, showers, kitchens, and sinks that is not connected to a sewer system.
The septic tank allows solids to settle to the bottom, where bacteria break them down, and the liquids to flow out to the leach field for further treatment.
The purpose of a septic tank is to treat wastewater from homes and other buildings that are not connected to a sewer system. Septic tanks are usually installed in rural areas where there is no municipal sewer system.
They are also used in some urban areas, as an alternative to a municipal sewer system. Septic tanks are usually made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic, and range in size from 500 to 5,000 gallons.
They have an inlet and outlet, and are buried in the ground. The inlet is connected to the building’s sewer system, and the outlet is connected to a leach field.
Solids settle to the bottom of the septic tank, where bacteria break them down. The liquids flow out to the leach field for further treatment. Septic tanks need