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Hold Time in a Septic Tank

One of the most important functions of a septic tank is to hold wastewater for a period of time so that solids within the incoming wastewater can settle at the bottom of the tank in the sludge layer. This settling process, along with the consumption of organic waste by the bacterial environment within the septic tank, are crucial processes to maintaining drainfield permeability.

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Septic System Health, Part 1

We have dealt with a couple of recurring septic system operational issues over the years. Both of these issues, unfortunately, are signs that a septic system is not healthy and on the path to failure.

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