Septic System Information
Your septic system is a small sewage treatment plant. Septic refers to the type of anaerobic bacteria (require the absence of free oxygen) that makes your system work when maintained and treated correctly. These bacteria break down the waste in the tank to the lowest point aiding in settling the solids, which accumulate in the bottom of your tank. Once the solids settle out, the remaining liquid is allowed to leave the tank through the outlet baffle into the leach field. As the tank fills with solids it becomes less efficient, making it necessary to have the tank pumped out.