When installing a new septic system, there are many alternative septic system designs that you can choose from. The amount of space and the quality of the land will be a major deciding factor in which system you choose. Some systems can’t be supported by the soil on your property and a different system will have to be installed.
Here are a few of the alternative septic system designs and why they might be a good fit for you.
Mound Septic Tank System
Many homes and business are using this model. The mound system is great for land that has a higher ground water table. A mound is built on the property that allows more space for the water to filter. The process of the mound septic system design can be compared to the pump conventional septic tank. The main difference is the added sand helps filter the water which creates a mound that is visible on top of the property. This system is more expensive than the conventional septic system because of the added construction required.
Enviro-Septic Treatment System
This new septic drain field design is becoming increasingly popular because it filters the waste before it reaches the leach field. Pipes are featured in this design to filter the wastewater using special fabrics and ridges to promote bacterial growth. The aerobic bacteria in the system needs oxygen so you will need vents installed to provide the proper ventilation needed for this system to function. The upside of enviro-septic is that it is very low maintenance.
Drip Disposal Systems
This system uses more tanks to process the waste before reaching the leach field. The septic tank again is the first step in the septic system before going into an Aerobic Chamber where aerobic bacteria break down the waste. It then goes into a filter before moving onto the drain tubing in the leach field. Once the wastewater reaches the tubing, it is already filtered and ready to enter the water cycle again. The downside of this type of septic system is that it is very expensive due to all the tanks and filters.