septic tank

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septic tank

n.
A sewage-disposal tank in which a continuous flow of waste material is decomposed by anaerobic bacteria.
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Good maintenance starts with understanding how a septic system works and how it can fail.
A properly working septic system keeps septic waste away from the surface by delivering it into a drain field via a network of buried pipes.
24 interim report by Kelly Reichheld, General Manager of Community Services, the county has spent $2,500 on an exploratory investigation on the current septic system but needs to complete more work and repairs.
Based on the DES investigator's discoveries, the State charged the defendant with three misdemeanors: two counts of unlawful operation of a solid waste facility and one count of unlawful maintenance of a septic system.
Many competing products add microbes or enzymes to septic systems, delaying degradation until after native and additive microbes battle for dominance.
Overall, the vast majority of existing, simple, gravity feed septic systems work fine.
Soil type, lot size and property location all play a role in determining the type of septic system required.
Property taxes don't have to he paid on septic systems, the state Supreme Court has ruled--a decision that could cut hundreds of dollars from the tax bills of more than three-quarters of the homes in the state.
Septic systems have their proponents, though, who say that a professionally designed, installed and maintained system should hold up in even the biggest of storms.
The Flowtech septic system is designed to replace over 1,200 pounds of gravel that would otherwise be required, and prevents sand or fine soils from entering a drain field system.
A builder's guide to wells and septic systems, 2d ed.
My neighbor was adding a small addition to his house, and because of local building codes, he had to install a "mound" septic system.