What is an Aerobic Septic System?

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An aerobic septic system is like a septic tank, but has a key difference: it adds oxygen to break down wastewater solids. It is a good option and is viewed as a beneficial water conservation method. How do these work, and why should you consider getting one?

What is an Aerobic Septic System?

How Does an Aerobic Septic System Work?

An aerobic septic system collects all of a home’s used water in a tank, and solids collect in the bottom over time. This waste gets routed to the aerobic treatment unit. Here, the liquid is treated through nitrate reduction. It turns into nitrogen gas, and the aerators shut off. It’s important to add chlorine to the treatment tank on a regular basis to maintain it.

Where Does the Wastewater Go?

The wastewater moves into a pump tank or holding tank and is usually dispersed into the ground through surface irrigation or a subsurface drip. The safest method for discharging the water is a drip tube irrigation piping system. Unlike other kinds of septic systems, an aerobic septic system does not require a drainage field. This makes it an excellent option for smaller properties.

What Are the Other Benefits of Aerobic Septic Systems?

Besides not needing a drain fields an aerobic septic system:

  • Produces high-quality discharge
  • Doesn’t cost a lot to maintain
  • Can fix a failing septic system
  • Has a mechanical timer
  • Works with most kinds of soil conditions

To see if an aerobic septic system is right for you, call us today. Our customers are always our number-one priority, and we offer free estimates.