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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MANY septic tanks are failing inspections and posing risks to health and the environment, experts said yesterday.
to have their own hygienic septic tank or wastewater treatment facility," Aao said.
"Let us learn from the lessons of Manila Bay which became a 'gigantic septic tank' and Boracay which was described as 'a virtual cesspool'.
A septic tank is not even appropriate, as a pre-treatment system, for industrial wastewater.
It also ordered the processing plant to install septic tanks within two months, if the SEPA felt the need of such tanks and caution about sealing of processing plant, if the order were not complied with.
Later, the judicial commission ordered the industries to install in-house effluent treatment plants and septic tanks.
said the evidence suggested the danger of the loose septic tank lid was ap-parent, such that even the slightest kick could remove it.
Ranjit, a resident of Okhla Phase- II, cleans septic tanks. He is among thousands of people from his Valmiki community who clear human excreta for a living.
A commitment to effective home septic tank maintenance can help rural property owners protect their home from issues such as flooding and environmental damage.
In 1995, in Alaska, faced with the need for a septic tank, my first thought was to use pressure-treated southern pine plywood, the same product used in Permanent Wood Foundations (PWF).
"The septic tank is at the back of our back garden and also borders onto a field we own where it is discharging sewage into a stream.
The cesspit or septic tank may be located within the boundaries of a property or may be within the boundaries to a neighbours' property and could be exclusively used by the property you are purchasing or used in common with other nearby properties.