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What You Need to Know About Septic Tanks and Leach Fields

Septic Tanks and Leach Fields

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The septic system‘s importance to your property’s well-being cannot be overstated, so you want to make sure that you can maintain the tank and leach field to the highest degree of efficiency. But, a basic understanding of how septic tanks and leach fields work can be useful in many situations.

It can be difficult to know what to do in the event of a septic system failure. We hope this article will help homeowners avoid that experience and educate others who may be in the market for a new system.

Greenbar Excavation strives to ensure the proper management of your wastewater. Proper wastewater disposal management requires the installation of septic tanks and leach fields.

Septic Tank

Septic tanks are safe for wastewater to be dispersed so that it does not pollute drinking water. A septic tank, usually made from concrete or polyethylene and buried underground, is a watertight container. It can hold wastewater from pipes such as toilets or laundry drains. Solids will settle to the bottom, while grease and oil will float to their top. The tank’s top scum helps keep it airtight. This allows for naturally occurring anaerobic bacteria (which breaks down organic waste) to digest it. The tank will allow water to flow through an underground outlet, into leach drainage. Through the holes in the leach drains, the wastewater will seep into the soil. The soil naturally contains microorganisms to remove harmful bacteria and particulate material from the wastewater. The treated water is then sent to groundwater, where it becomes part of the natural water cycle. 

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The home’s size and water requirements will determine the size of your septic tank. Green Bar Excavation recommends homeowners pump the tank every few years to prevent inorganic solids blockage. Homeowners can support the addition of biological additives to septic tanks.

Septic tanks are a great option. Septic tanks are beneficial for the environment as they use a natural filter system. Also, septic tanks can be cost-effective and reduce public water consumption. They require less maintenance and can last for 20-40 years.

Leach Drain

A leach drain is an underground part of a sewage treatment plant. The leach drains connect to the septic tanks. They are enclosed by permeable soil or sand and drain wastewater away from the tank. The leach drain is usually installed in a flat area near the house but far enough to prevent wastewater from getting into the walls. 

We can install leach drains quickly and easily. They help prevent soil from becoming compacted. Also, leach drains are reliable and cost-effective. They can also be moved to new areas or high-traffic areas. The septic tank and the leach drains can last for up to 25 years if maintained properly.

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Septic tanks and leach fields are important components of any septic system. These days, it is absolutely vital to have a working leach field. Without one, wastewater isn’t properly filtered and you could end up with an enormous, expensive problem on your hands. With weather conditions continuing to change every year, there is no better time than now to schedule a yearly inspection for your septic tank and leach field. Here at Greenbar Excavation, we will keep your septic system in top condition and working just as hard as you work each day. 

Greenbar Excavation has been providing quality excavation services to central Oregon for over ten years. We understand the importance of knowing your project. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top Excavation companies in Central Oregon. Don’t look any further, go with the company with your best interest in mind! We offer a multitude of services which include:

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