Four Choices You Have For An Alternative Septic System For Your Home

Posted on: 27 May 2015


If you need a septic system for your home, a conventional system may not always be the best choice. Once you have a soil test done, you may find out that you cannot have a conventional system installed due to things like high water tables and poor soil quality. In these circumstances, there are alternative septic systems, which can be aerobatic systems, self-contained systems and mound systems. If you need a different type of septic system for your home, here are some of the choices you may want to consider:

1. Common Aerobatic Septic Systems 

Aerobatic septic systems are one of the most common alternatives to a conventional system. These are systems that use a series of tanks to treat the waste before it goes to a drain field. These systems combine air and bacteria to break down the waste and treat it so that it can be safely disposed of in a drain field.

2. Self-Contained Waste Treatment Systems

There are also newer self-contained systems, which work just like an aerobatic system, but they can completely treat the waste. The treated water can then be used for things like flushing toilets and outdoor irrigation, while the solid waste will still have to be pumped like a conventional septic system.

3. Alternative Filtration Solutions For Septic Drainage

There are also alternative solutions for the drainage of a septic system. These systems can be installed for problems like high water tables. One example of this is a mound system, which is a septic system that has a raised drain field. There are also systems that have liners and special filter medium to add in the filtration of wastewater from the septic tank.

4. Systems That Recycle Grey Water For Non-Potable Water Uses

You can also have systems installed that will recycle grey water for non-potable uses. These systems take waste from things like sinks, showers and appliances to be stored in a tank. The water can then be used for things like irrigation and outdoor work. This can be combined with many different types of systems, and help to reduce the strain on your septic system.

These are some of the different choices you may want to consider for an alternative septic system for your home. If it is time for your home to have a septic system installed, contact a septic service and ask them about the best options for the needs of your home and your budget. To find out more, speak with a company like Soares Sanitation Pumping Inc.