Septic Tanks, Systems & Water Victoria BC
A septic tank is a critical component to a sewage system, found mainly on properties that aren't connected to a communal system of waste disposal. Most urban areas are too densely populated to properly utilize septic tank systems, although there are still cities that rely on such a system.
Septic tanks are more than just waste storage, they also serve to break down and separate solid and liquid wastes, allowing some of the volume to be redistributed into the soil as liquid water. Eventually, waste will fill the tank entirely, necessitating regular trips from a sewage service to come and empty it.
The water that leaves the tank and ends up in the soil needs to be distributed into what is called a septic drain field; an area of ground permeated by a system of pipes that spread the waste water evenly throughout the area. It is this requirement for a drain field that prevents septic tanks from being a viable method of waste management in dense urban areas.
Despite this, about 25% of the population of North America relies on septic systems. Most rural areas utilize such a system, as well as some small towns and suburbs. If there's no possibility of hooking up to public sewage infrastructure, septic tanks are the next best option. They require very little maintenance or attention aside from the need to be emptied, so if you're looking to build a permanent home in any rural or semi-rural area, consider installing a septic tank to handle all of your waste management needs.
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