What Type of Septic System Do I Have: Dry Well Septic

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  • Do I have a drywell septic?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 (“wastewater”) flows under baffles that prevent soap and grease from entering the septic drywell.
  • The wastewater flows via a pipe into the drywell, usually a tall concrete cylinder that has holes in the side and an open bottom, covered in soil.
  • The wastewater then seeps out into the surrounding soil, which filters the effluent.