How Do Septic Tanks Work?

How do septic tanks work? Septic tanks work by enabling waste to separate into three layers: solids, effluent, and scum. The solids settle to the bottom, where microorganisms are used to decompose them. The scum, which is composed of waste that is lighter than water, then floats on top.

Gateway to Sewage

How do septic tanks work? Septic tanks work by enabling waste to separate into three layers: solids, effluent, and scum. The solids settle to the bottom, where microorganisms are used to decompose them. The scum, which is composed of waste that is lighter than water, then floats on top.

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures and are commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of natural means and proven technology to treat household wastewater that is produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry.

Also see, A Brief History of Sewage and Sanitation.

Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures and are commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of natural means and proven technology to treat household wastewater that is produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry.

Also see, A Brief History of Sewage and Sanitation.