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Septic Facts (FAQ)

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Septic systems 101

What is a septic system?

The individual parts of a septic system consist of the septic tank, a distribution box, and a drain field (leach lines). The septic tank contains baffles which prevent any scum that floats to the surface and sludge that settles to the bottom from passing out of the tank.

From the septic tank, the liquid waste flows into a small distribution box where it then flows out into several pipes. These pipes then deliver the liquid waste flows into a small area known as the drain field or leach lines. The soil acts as a filter to remove any small amounts of solids that may be carried along with the liquid.

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