If you’re designing your home to be more environmentally-friendly, you have to consider your septic systems. Safely filtering and disposing of waste is incredibly important to preserve the environment around your home.
Here are two of the best septic systems technologies for the environment. If you’re considering either of these options as a California resident, you can always get in touch with a Santa Barbara septic systems expert to learn more about installation and maintenance.
Aerobic Septic Systems
In a conventional septic system, waste is slowly broken down inside the septic tank, then released as light wastewater into a leach field, where it safely filters into the ground. Aerobic septic systems use an air pump to make that process faster, safer, and cleaner.
When air is pumped into the septic tank, it encourages the breakdown of solid waste and the reproduction of waste-eating bacteria. The result is cleaner wastewater being released into the leach field — this ensures the safety of your property and the surrounding environment.
Aerobic septic systems cost a bit more to install, but are long-lasting and fairly easy to maintain. The investment is definitely worth it! Talk to a septic installation professional in your area for more details.
Sand Mound Septic Systems
To create a leach field on your property, you first need to have a soil percolation test. This test shows how quickly liquids will filter through the soil on your property, which determines if it can safely filter wastewater. If your property does not pass the percolation test, you can’t safely install a leach field without risks to the environment.
But there is a solution! In a sand mound septic system, a mound of sand and gravel is built on top of the leach field. The mound serves as an extra layer of filtration, so that wastewater is clean and safe by the time it reaches the ground. That water can then be naturally redistributed to waterways without any environmental risk.