What does a tank to?
Your tank is the first site of waste treatment for your household. It pre-treats waste before it enters the drainage field. With a septic tank everything from solid parties, to light materials, bacteria and sludge are prevented from entering the drainage field and clogging your soil.
What about the drainage field?
The drainage field is the main site of treatment. It is made up of trenches, mounds or pits and it purifies your waste with the help of micro-organisms. Properly used, the drainage field should last 10-15 years before experiencing clogs.
What not to do
There are a number of things that can hurt your system and cause costly damage.
- Incorrectly disposing of materials such as sanitary pads, paper tissues or towels, disposable nappies, cigarettes, rags
- Incorrectly disposing of engine oil, cooking oil or grease
- Incorrectly disposing of vegetable matter
- Repeated part-loads of washing
- Exposure to stormwater
- Acids, pesticides, medicines, paint thinners and other
materials that would kill the system’s bacteria
- Deep rooting trees on the drainage field
- Heavy vehicles over the system
- So called septic tank “cleaning chemicals” – DON’T BE FOOLED