The plumbing system is a critical part of every home. But have you ever wonder where does plumbing waste go?
The septic system is common in rural areas with a lot of lands available. Parts of the septic system include the septic tank and the drain field. The waste from the house flows in the tank. It deposits the wastewater in the drain field, where the soil naturally treats the water.
Large sewer system
For homes in urban areas, a larger sewer system processes the waste. Commonly, wastewater will flow to three different stages of treatment.
Other types of waste disposal
There are other types of water disposal available. A cesspool is another common option in rural areas. It works almost like a septic tank. However, the cesspool does not need a drain field because it is just a hole in the ground, lined with brick or cement blocks. The liquid waste goes right into the soil around the cesspool.
Another form of a sewer system in some places have electric treatment substitutes conventional secondary treatment. Here the aeration is powered electronically.