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How Water Waste Disposal Systems Work

How Water Waste Disposal Systems Work

More than 20% of the households in the U.S. depend on water waste disposal systems - or septic systems - to treat their wastewater. Septic systems are cost-effective, long-term solutions to wastewater disposal, and many of the homes and businesses in our area use them. Water waste disposal systems offer a number of benefits for our Shelton community, including:

  • Benefits public health through reduced risk of disease transmission and human exposure to pathogens
  • Benefits the environment by removing pollution from surface water, recharging groundwater, and replenishing aquifers
  • Benefits local economies, reducing the cost of infrastructure and energy used to collect and treat wastewater

You may have been considering installing a water waste disposal system in your Shelton home or business, or perhaps you have an existing septic system and are unsure how it works. We've put together this simplified breakdown to explain how the system works, which is an important first step in ensuring that your water waste disposal system works properly for years to come.

Where Does It Go When I Flush?

Waste water disposal systems use a main drainage pipe to transfer water from your commode, sinks, washing machine, and showers to a septic tank. The septic tank is a water-tight container that's buried on your property, and its job is to hold wastewater long enough for solids to settle into a sludge at the bottom, while grease and oil float to the top as scum. Don't worry; there are compartments and outlets that prevent sludge and scum from leaving the tank!

To The Drainfield!

The drain field is a shallow, covered area in excavated and unsaturated soil. When the liquid wastewater, known as effluent, leaves the tank, it is discharged through piping and transferred to the soil through porous surfaces. The soil then accepts, treats, and disperses the water, allowing it to filter through the soil, where it's ultimately discharged to groundwater.

Is This Safe For Our Waterways?

As wastewater percolates through the soil, harmful coliform bacteria, viruses, and nutrients are removed from the water. Your local permitting agency has regulations for septic system installation, stipulating appropriate setback distances from buildings, driveways, property lines, and our local waterways. This ensures that our groundwater resources are not threatened.

Who Do I Can For Water Waste Disposal System Installation In Shelton?

For more than two decades, Monroe Septic LLC has been Shelton's go-to when it comes to caring for and installing water waste disposal systems. We offer a broad range of services to meet your needs at affordable prices to fit your budget. To request a free quote for septic system installation or septic repairs in Shelton and the surrounding areas, give us a call today at 203-268-7115.

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