Conventional Septic System
This is a closed system. Septic bacteria is very
smelly, and it eats up disease causing
The water/waste goes into the system, into a
drain field and is dispersed into the soil.
Vegetation uses the water, it evaporates and
is soaked up in the soil.
The solids waste is contained in the tanks and
must be pumped out approximately every 3
years for proper maintenance, and to protect
the longevity of the drain field.
If you are unfamiliar with the
different types of rural waste
water systems, we hope this
information will be beneficial
Many variables, such as lot
size, soil type, system use
requirements, are some of
the determining factors as to
what type of system is
appropriate for your needs.
Our system professionals
will be glad to discuss your
specific situation, to assist
you in obtaining the best
possible solution for your
Aerobic Waste Water System
An Aerobic Waste Water system is a system
that contains aerobic bacteria, which is
completely different than septic bacteria.
Aerobic bacteria requires constant air
movement to exist and stay alive. Unlike septic
bacteria, it is a veracious eater and eats
bacteria very quickly. It eats up disease
causing pathogens more rapidly than a septic
system. Therefore, causing no odor.
The water should stay in the system for 24
hours, for correct treatment of the waste. It then
goes through a chlorinator and into a pump
tank. It is dispersed from the pump tank, via
sprinkler heads and a surface irrigation
system, onto the yard using specially marked
Most Aerobic Systems are constructed of three tanks:
a holding tank for solids, a treatment tank and a pump
tank for the chlorinated water. Aerobic systems are
designed according to the size of the home and the
size of the family to use the system at the time of
In situations where a family expects to entertain
multiple persons, in the future at one time, it is
suggested to over build the system accordingly.
Overloading the system with excessive use will cause
it to malfunction.