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When designing your septic system it is very
important to consult with a specialist and get soil samples taken.
While some soils provide great wastewater treatment, there are several
other types that do not. When designing your septic system it is very
important to consult with a specialist and get soil samples taken. Many
failures of septic systems can be directly linked to poor soil so this
is a very important step to take.
You also need to evaluate the size tank you will need to handle your
wastewater needs. The size of your family and the amount of water used
daily can help to determine the size needed for your septic system.
Poorly sized tanks can lead to system failures if they are inadequate to
handle the load on them.
Seasonal groundwater levels should also be checked for your area when
designing your septic system. Areas that have high groundwater tables
may need special care and designing aspects.
Tank quality is of the utmost importance. If your tank is not
watertight, leaks into or out of the system can cause failure and
possible health risks due to contamination.
You can also have the best designed septic system but failures can occur
if there are any improper installation practices used. Heavy equipment
used during construction can compact the soil around the drainfield and
interfere with the drainfields ability to process wastewater
effectively. An improperly leveled drainfield can also cause wastewater
to overload the system. And lastly, if the surrounding surface drainage
is not divereted away from the field, water can flow into the area and
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