What Kind of Septic System Do I Have: Conventional Septic System
(Drain Field, Leach Field, Raised Bed or Pump Up)
- Wastewater flows from the home or business into a septic tank.
- Solids settle on the bottom of the tank, and less dense materials, such as grease, oils and soap, float to the top.
- The liquid in the middle of the tank or wastewater flows out into a distribution box, which distributes the water into the septic drain field.
- Baffles prevent grease, oil and soap from escaping into the septic drain field.
The septic drain field is a series of trenches lined with perforated pipes, covered by soil. The wastewater passes through holes in the pipes and leaches into the drain field soil, which acts as a natural filter.