Septic Tanks: How they Work

A septic tank is a watertight enclosure designed to allow solids in the sewage to settle and decompose via bacterial action over a period of time. Simultaneously, it allows the liquid effluent to separate out and disperse into the soil via a land drain system.

A septic tank collects and stores sewage solids. As the tank fills up, it will need emptying. This is typically done once a year by a local contractor.

Tanks come in different shapes and sizes, and are chosen to match the demands placed by the users of the property.

Septic tanks are typically of GRP (glass-reinforced plastic) construction. The Drain Experts use fully certified tanks from Titan and Klargester.

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