When it comes to your home, you want it to be as odorous-resistant as possible. You also don’t want raw sewage running through the streets and into local waterways. Luckily, there are ways to achieve both of these goals with a septic system and an effluent treatment plant (also known as a sewage treatment plant). These steps will walk you through the process of installing a new septic system or installing an effluent treatment plant so that you never have to smell raw sewage or worry about environmental concerns again.
Before you start digging, know what you need to get started. You’ll need a septic system permit, which is free if the permit is issued by your municipality. You’ll also need the permit number, which you can get from your municipal building department. You’ll also need a location to install your septic system. Your local building department can help you choose a high-traffic area, one that has access to water, access to electricity, and a soil type that is conducive to a septic system. If you’re interested in installing an effluent treatment plant, you’ll want to know what type of system to install.
Choose the Right System for your Site
The first step in installing a home septic system is to choose the right system for your site. There are many factors that you’ll need to take into consideration when choosing your system. First and foremost, you’ll want to look at the soil conditions on your property. Different soil types will require different types of systems. Generally speaking, if your soil is sandy, you’ll need a septic tank. If your soil is rocky or has clay in it, you may need a more advanced treatment system like absorption or anaerobic treatment system. You’ll also want to make sure that you have enough access to electricity and water on your property. Most septic systems require a roughly 800-square-foot area to install, so make sure that you have enough space to accommodate the system. You’ll also want to make sure that you have good access to water and electricity on your property.
Dig a Septic Tank or Install an Effluent Treatment Plant
If you want to avoid the hassle of digging a new tank, you can put it in an effluent treatment plant instead. An effluent treatment plant is a larger, centralized system that makes it much easier to install. It also makes it easier to maintain, which is a huge plus, as it will require less maintenance in the future. There are many types of effluent treatment plants, including activated sludge, aerated sludge, trickling bed, and direct flow systems. It will all depend on the specific area you’re looking to treat and the type of water you have on your site.
Connect the Pipes
Now that you have a new septic tank or treatment system installed, you’ll need to connect it to your home. Most municipalities will provide you with a long-term permit that will allow you to access the septic system. You’ll need this permit number to connect to the system, which you can get from your municipal building department.
Add Equipment and BOSC Sludge Processors
If you have absorption or anaerobic system, you’ll need to add treatment equipment. There are many options for this type of equipment, including digester systems, fabric filters, and biofilm reactors. This process will depend on the specific system you have installed.
Final Step: Test, Maintain and Enjoy
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve successfully installed a new septic system or effluent treatment plant. Now it’s time to go test the system to make sure that it works. Keep in mind that a system is only as good as its weakest link. Make sure that everything from the pipe connection to the septic tank itself is in good working order. If you have any questions or need help, don’t hesitate to call a septic repair service in your area. They’ll be able to walk you through the whole process and help you get everything up and running with as little hassle as possible.