Diagram of a well and septic system underground
I bought this book hoping for some basic info about how to make a DIY septic system for my camper. Even though I’m a complete beginner when it comes to any kind of plumbing work I could easily
follow along with the plans and instructions. Septic system design and size can vary widely, from within your neighborhood to across the country, due to a combination of factors. These factors include household size, soil type, site slope, lot size, proximity to sensitive water bodies, weather conditions, or even local regulations. The conversion process is now underway! The air line can be buried 2 to 3 inches underground to avoid becoming a maintenance nuisance.The Aero-Stream® equipment immediately begins converting the septic tank and system from an anaerobic to an aerobic environment. Within hours, the aerobic bacteria in the septic tank starts breaking down the septic sewage significantly faster and more When thinking about septic tank maintenance, be mindful about what you and your family put into your septic system. It doesn’t take much
to upset the delicate biological balance within the tank. It’s common for cities to have multi-million dollar waste treatment plants. If there are no large scale sewage system and treatment plants present, then small underground sewage treatment (septic tank system) is required. A septic tank is an underground chamber made of concrete, fiberglass or plastic through which domestic wastewater flows for basic treatment. Settling and anaerobic processes reduce solids and organics, but the treatment efficiency is only moderate (referred to as "primary treatment"). Septic tank systems are a type of simple onsite sewage facility (OSSF). A farmer drilled a well into an open aquifer composed of sand and gravel. He installed a septic system downslope from the drinking well (see diagram). A
conventional septic system has three working parts: a septic tank, a drain field, and surrounding soil. Septic tanks can be made of concrete, fiberglass, or plastic and must be approved by the state. Minimum sizes of tanks have been established for residences based on
the number of bedrooms in the dwelling. Terminology. The term "sewage treatment plant" (or "sewage treatment works" in some countries) is nowadays often replaced with the term wastewater treatment plant or wastewater treatment station. Sewage can be treated close to where the sewage is created, which may be called a "decentralized" system or even an "on-site" system (in septic tanks, biofilters or aerobic treatment systems). Septic systems can have many factors leading to ice formation. Each needs to be considered and addressed to prevent future freeze ups. But, before we can address the problems, we need to de-ice the frozen septic line and re-open the system.