How Your Septic System Works
At SepTech Canada, we want you to feel confident in your new septic system. Our certified technicians will take the time to educate you on how your septic system works, recommended maintenance, and any problems to look out for.
The septic system typically goes through the following process:
- All wastewater is collected from the home, including the toilets, bath, kitchen, and laundry into one single drainage pipe into the septic tank.
- The wastewater is held in the tank to give time for solids to settle at the bottom (sludge) while oils and grease float to the top (scum).
- Partially treated/separated wastewater is sent to the drainage area (field, mound, etc.) where it is filtered through the soil.
- When the wastewater percolates through the soil, microorganisms remove any remaining harmful particles and the filtered water goes back into the water cycle.
All septic systems will eventually fail, but a well-designed system tailored to your property can make the difference between one that functions well for years and one that causes problems.