Waste management has been a critical development in our world this day given the fact that more and more material is being produced that has difficulties in natural decomposition as well as there is a consistent growth in population globally causing need for better regulation in waste management.
Water waste management is a very critical player in the waste management movement globally and some techniques have been designed to implement this over the years past and the best way of water waste management especially in housing and development has been use of septic tanks; a technique that has gained reputation and is being used as the most preferred system for water waste management.
What then do you need to know about septic tanks?
Firstly, septic tanks are used for the disposal of water from a residential apartment and they work by allowing the disposal water from the drainage system in the residential or other development building to drain into the tanks that are made of cement or fiber glass and then the water is allowed to settle so that the solid sediments can be separated from the liquid then the water is separated and the solid waste cleared.
The septic tank is then used to treat the waste water collected which can then have additional uses rather than just throwing it away once it is treated and therefore allowing the use of treated water on other systems.
Something else you need to know is that septic tanks are stored underground because it would be costly maintaining the septic tank on the ground surface due to the additional cost of having to pump waste water to the surface; also it would be very smelly and cause air pollution due to the contents of material that are being treated.
Septic tanks can also have more than one compartments so as to ensure they treat the water more thoroughly as compare to treating the water when only one compartment is involved hence making them more resourceful in water treatment.
The number of people in the residential or development building determines the size of the septic tank because the more the people then that means the septic tank must be large in order accommodate the increase in water waste management; if you have a smaller occupancy level either in the residential or commercial buildings then there will not be a need for a large septic tank which will be considered a waste of resource.
Finally, septic tanks should be well managed to ensure there are few breakdowns in their usage, a situation that can be catastrophic if not managed.