All over the sidewalk, too, where guests had to walk upon arriving at my home. So take our advice and get your septic system pumped out on a regular basis.If the filthy and contaminated water running across my front walk wasn't enough, it also reeked. Ask your liquid waste hauler for its frequency recommendations.The Tuscarawas County Health Department has increased fees and adopted new rules that will affect residents with sewage treatment systems.
1 must undergo annual operation and maintenance inspections from a service provider.
A three-year permit to operate is necessary from the Health Department.
Here it spreads over the floor of the drainfield trench. Millions of aerobic (air breathing) bacteria live in the soil ().
The aerobic bacteria thrive in the area of the trenches and await the sewage effluent, their food source.
Although you should inspect them prior to purchase, most modern septic systems function in a clean and efficient manner now that regulatory agencies closely monitor their design and installation.
When I think back to one of my first homes, located in the foothills of Tustin in an incorporated area of Santa Ana, California, I had no idea how to care for a septic tank and, in fact, was a little stunned that the home would not be connected to the city sewer system.
Numerous anaerobic bacteria (water breathing bugs like those living in the human gut) continue working to reduce some of the strength of the sewage, but not much treatment happens in the septic tank.
The separated liquid containing only water and the dissolved sewage solids, ("effluent") flows out of the septic tank through a pipe into the drainfield.
Some have heard horror stories about problems with old-fashioned septic tanks.
Others are totally unfamiliar with the concept of private waste removal.
It wasn't until I held a dinner party for a few hundred people that I discovered what happens if you don't maintain your septic tank.