Winter brings with it rain and snow, and that can result in your septic system accumulating sludge and extra waste water. When that occurs, you first need dewatering, which is when we remove the extra water from you leach field or lagoon. Once we complete that step, it is time to transport the waste water to an appropriate facility. Here are the whys and hows of waste water transportation in Bethel, OH.
The source of waste water
Weather is a common cause of over-capacity in lagoons and leach fields. A year of heavy snowfall or rain often results in more requests for dewatering and transporting that extra waste water. If there are several storms, you will want to watch your septic system to see how it handles heavy precipitation.
Septic system use also produces extra waste water. During the holidays, frequent house guests place new demands on the septic system, as more waste water gets produced from bathing and cooking. When you combine these circumstances with weather developments, you can have an out of control waste water issue very quickly.
Finally, waste water also results from other septic services, like sludge removal. The process includes dewatering the sludge to create a clean filtrate that is biodegradable and safe. If there is toxic sludge or sludge that cannot be converted, it is removed from your property with the waste water.
No matter the reason, it is never a good idea to reuse waste water or handle it yourself unless it has been assessed for toxins. You could threaten your own health and that of your entire household. When you require dewatering and waste water transportation, consult with a sanitation services professional. They have the equipment and trucks needed to help you get your situation back under control.
Why it must be removed
Septic systems have capacity limitations. They are not like city sewer resources that have a seemingly endless tolerance for use fluctuations. When the capacity of a septic system and its leach field is breached, you risk the increased likelihood of non-beneficial bacteria. Soil capacity gets overwhelmed, and these elements can leak out where people are more likely to be exposed to them.
If your lagoon or leach field looks overfull, chances are, it is above capacity. You can always arrange for an inspection just to be safe rather than sorry.
Also, you can take advantage of your waste water management appointments to inspect pumps, digesters and tank conditions. In some cases, a buildup of water is not due to environmental causes, but mechanical ones, which are easily repaired.
The new home for waste water
All waste water is tested before disposal. The law requires it for health and safety reasons. Based on what the tests reveal, the waste water is transported to a facility. If there are beneficial biosolids in the water, they can be made available for other uses.
Reused water normally ends up in agricultural applications. It makes a great composting agent for farms and can reduce dependency on chemical fertilizers. However, any water that contains dangerous elements must be rendered harmless before disposal. The solid waste is either incinerated or taken to a landfill, depending on the degree of dangerous components.
Gullett Sanitation Services Inc. has all you need for waste water transportation in Bethel, OH. Call us today for pre-holiday septic service.