Many areas do not have connections to sewer services, which means that homes have to have septic systems installed. The first thing that is done before a septic system is installed is a soil test, which determines things like soil filtration, water table location and other data to see what type of system can be installed. In some cases, and alternative waste treatment solution may be needed. Here are some things that you will want to know before having an alternative system installed for your home:
1. Testing Soil To Determine Your Septic Needs
Before you can have your septic system installed, you will need to have the soil test. This is called a PERC or percolation test. What it does is it tests the properties of soil where the septic system is to be installed to see how well it filters waste. It will also help determine the location of the water table to see what type of septic tank and drainage system you need to have installed for your home.
2. Choosing The Type Of System You Want For Your Home
When you have the PERC test, you will be able to decide on what type of system you need. If you have to have an aerobatic system, you can choose from a self-contained system, or a system that also has a drain field like a conventional septic system. The aerobatic systems are usually needed in cases where poor soils do not filter water. The self-contained systems can be good where water contamination is a concern, and also help to reduce water consumption by reusing the treated wastewater.
3. Design Of Your Drainage Field For An Alternative Septic System
There are many situations where you may need to have a different type of drain field solution. This can be due to things like water tables being too high. In this case, a mound system can be used to raise the drainage system for better filtration. There are also systems that use things like wetlands for better filtration of effluent (liquid waste) that leaves your tank. There are also other bio-filtration systems that use plants to help filter waste.
If you have to have an alternative septic system installed for your home, these are some of the things that you will want to consider. Contact a septic installation contractor (such as Suc N Up Inc) to get help deciding on what type of system will be best for the needs of your home.