3 Benefits To Having A Septic Tank

If you are planning on building a home, you may want to consider what type of septic system you will be using. Homes are designed in one of two ways concerning their water waste system. The first method is when the home’s plumbing system is routed to a local municipality’s water line leading to a community filtration system. The other method is when a home’s plumbing system is routed to a septic tank. A septic tank would be located on the homeowner’s property. A main drain will lead all the wastewater into the tank. The tank will then, slowly, expel the wastewater through a series of pipes that are buried deep underground. These pipes then slowly disperse the water through the natural soil system, which filters the wastewater before it reaches the groundwater. Either method is a functional means to dispose of a home’s wastewater. However, there are a few benefits to having a septic tank.

1. Financial
You will be responsible for either the cost of connecting your plumbing wastewater line to your local community line or for the installation of a septic tank system. While the septic tank may cost a bit more initially, there is definitely a cost savings over a period of time. For one thing, you won’t have a monthly sewer bill that you would have to pay the city if you were connected to their system. And, usually, homes that have their own septic tank system will also draw their water from their own well. So, there would be no monthly water bill as well.

2. Environment
Filtering your wastewater through a septic tank system is much more beneficial to the environment. Community filtration systems collect wastewater from the all the lines and filter them in a central location. This location is often open aired meaning any amount of pollutants can get into the air while being filtered. A septic tank will filter the waste into a drainfield that will naturally filter the water before releasing it back into the groundwater.

3. Likelihood Of Back-Up
During periods of heavy rain, community sewer lines can become overwhelmed and back up into your home causing serious damage to basements or lower levels, especially basements where furnaces, water heaters, and laundry rooms are located. A properly installed septic tank system will not back up and flood your home because of heavy downpours.

A septic tank system is really the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of your home’s wastewater. It may also even coerce you into being a little more responsible with your water consumption and waste habits. A septic tank system will also help maintain a steady supply of groundwater.

 

Written By Ryan Cooper