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A HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO SEPTIC TANKS

A Homeownen's Guide to SEPTΓIC ΤΑ TKS Septic Tanks: The Basics THE TANK Made of concrete or steel Buried in yard behind house Size of tank depends on size of house THE PROCESS Wastewater enters As new wastewater tank from sewer enters, liquid is forced into the drain field via pipes pipes in the house Solids sink Floating material to bottom and wastewater of tank and rise to top and form the scum layer form the sludge layer THE DRAIN FIELD Contains perforated pipes buried in trenches with gravel The size of the drain Water seeps out from pipes and is absorbed into the soil field depends on how absorbent the soil is Stop Septic System Meltdowns Get your tank inspected and pumped regularly Practice water conservation Overuse of water can cause system failure Most tanks need to be Fix all leaks and install low-flow fixtures pumped every 3-5 years Household chemicals can harm bacteria in the tank that bregk down waste Don't pour chemicals down your drains Avoid pouring drain openers, brake fluid, gasoline, and paint down any drains Provided by: ZUIDEMA SEPTIC SERVICE www.davidzuidema.com Sources: http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-i otic.bosics.htm ewer2htm http://www.co. http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ehoss/tankhtml http://www.sunplumbing.com/how-do-septic-systems-work/

A HOMEOWNER'S GUIDE TO SEPTIC TANKS

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You should never pour chemicals down your drains at home! Household chemicals can harm bacteria in the tank that break down waste, so avoid pouring any chemicals down the drain. Get more tips from thi...

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