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A Short History of Septic Systems

The septic system, or septic tank, is essentially a private sewage treatment facility. A septic system has the capability to remove more than 90 percent of contaminants, bacteria and pathogens from sewage before it is released into the environment. The forerunners of septic systems have been in use since ancient times. Septic tanks or septic […]

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New Septic Systems Developed by University Researchers Show Promise

Founded in 2015, the Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT) at Stony Brook University in New York has been developing a new technology for septic systems with an eye on reducing the amount of pollution in groundwater. Researchers at the CCWT have developed septic systems that remove nitrogen from septic wastewater using biofilters. Biofilters are […]

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Can Septic Tanks Explode? Check Out These Common Septic Tank Myths

There are some misconceptions about septic tanks floating around out there. That includes everything from when it needs to be pumped to if it will explode at any given moment. The truth is that most of the time, if it sounds too unbelievable to be true, it probably is. That being said, septic tank myths […]

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Some Things You Should Never Put in a Septic Tank

Septic tanks are the silent partner of a home that makes everything inside the home run smoothly. Just because the tank lives outside and underground doesn’t mean it’s not as integral to the functioning of a happy household as anything inside the home. While a septic tank is built to function without much maintenance, there […]

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How to Prepare Your Septic Tank for Winter

When winter rolls around, the last thing you want to have to worry about is the health of your septic tank. Can you imagine if the toilets won’t flush properly during a snowstorm? Or if you can’t take a nice, hot shower because the shower won’t drain quickly enough? Fear not, because you can avert […]

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What Are the Advantages of Biosolids?

When a septic tank is pumped, you probably don’t think about what happens to that stuff after it leaves the tank. But believe it or not, that stuff (also called wastewater or sewage sludge) has useful properties for agricultural applications. The solid waste in that sludge gets treated and converted into biosolids. It might sound […]

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