Why to Use a Septic Tank at Home?

September 8, 2017

Getting rid of waste is a necessity, whether it’s done via sewer or septic tank. However, one is greener than the other when done correctly – so let’s take a look at the positive reasons to use a septic tank.

 

Septic Tanks Are Good For The Environment

Septic tanks eliminate waste by using the natural filtering process of the soil. Wastewater is first filtered by the septic tank before ending up in the leachfield or drainfield. Bacteria is filtered by the soil once the wastewater is out of the septic tank, which makes the water safe to re-use. The use of septic tanks allows for local water tables to be naturally replenished. Local water tables benefit the wildlife in the area and septic tanks contribute to this cycle by recycling wastewater.

 

Septic Tanks Last For Years

A septic tank can last for several years as long as it is properly maintained and regularly pumped. In most cases, septic tanks last between 20 and 40 years. It is possible to use a septic tank for a longer time span with proper care and maintenance. It is important to find the right professional to regularly maintain the tank and prevent clogs and other issues.

 

Septic Tanks Are An Affordable Option

Installing new pipes to eliminate wastewater via a public sewage system is usually more expensive than using a septic tank. If your property is larger than an acre, a septic tank will probably be a more affordable option. The cost of having a tank installed varies in function of where you are located, what kind of system you need and how large the tanks needs to be. In the longer term the cost of a septic tank pump, pumping and maintaining the tank will be lower than what using a public sewage system would cost.

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