The Difference in Septic Tank Systems


Septic tank systems have been widely used in rural areas of the United States and the UK since the very early 1900s in those areas where mains drainage is not available, or the connection cost is excessive.

What is a septic tank

A septic tank receives all the wastewater from the house such as the toilet, bathroom, laundry, as well as waste from the kitchen. The major reason for a septic tank is to separate the solid material and let the sludge formed to undergo a process known as anaerobic digestion. This successfully decreases the volume of sludge and therefore the frequency of septic tank emptying by vacuum tanker.

The difference in standard & septic system

 The difference is the quality of the discharge water. The standard septic system will eliminate about 40{21c180f030f8f4fb31cf0649a5d9a7f7434b844475747f6f1a17e4959fd7ac51} of harmful microbes while the ground and dirt filter out the lasting 60. The standard system removes all the solids in the system if it is a 2-tank design.

Aerobic system

An aerobic septic system removes 99{21c180f030f8f4fb31cf0649a5d9a7f7434b844475747f6f1a17e4959fd7ac51} of bacteria with discharged water almost appearing to be clear with a fast glance. It can achieve this due to the 76 various helpful bacteria in the system. It is an incredibly efficient and effective way to treat the sewage. It functions rather like a water treatment plant on a much smaller scale in your backyard.

Aerobic treatment

This type of treatment has units built of concrete, fiberglass, and plastic. All materials are not equally strong, so most companies don’t recommend the tanks of plastic. Experiences have not been good and other installers agree.

Concrete Tanks

These tanks made of concrete are enormous and need more significant gear to carry them on the job site. These can interruption connection during wet stages. Some concrete systems include the:

  • Trash clarifier
  • Pump Tank

Into one structure, these are called an “all-in-one system.”


Fiberglass tanks are light enough to be carried to the installation site by small track backhoe or track hoe. Often, even just manpower can do this job. They have an aeration chamber and clarifier in one structure. There is also a separate concrete trash tank and pump tank that accompany the aeration chamber and clarifier.

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