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BY: Natasha Comwell | Category: Others | Submitted: 2010-08-29 23:32:41
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Article Summary: "Mention the words septic tank and you will surely see how people will react in disgust brought about by the feeling of filth. Working well in homes throughout the world are septic tanks even if they are constantly followed by these kinds of negative connotations..."

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Whenever a septic tank is mentioned, it is automatically followed by a sense of disgust from the filth of it all. Negative connotations like these have always followed septic tanks but it is best to understand their purpose for all of our homes. Most people commit the mistaking of misjudging septic tanks and when it comes to their grotty reputations these are quite undeserved.

Other than how dependent sewage systems are when it comes to septic tanks, the same goes for every family's home. If there was no one who invented these things, our world would not be the same. Aside from understanding what a septic tank does, it is important to define it first.

The purpose of septic tanks is to hold waste water from homes and these are concrete tanks that are usually buried in yards and are key components in sewage systems. Coming from showers, toilets, and various sinks, waste water is accumulated because of the liquids that go down the drain. Passing through the sewage system, these liquids start their passage from the septic tank.

Roughly about two tanks that can hold up to 2,000 gallons of liquid each will comprise septic tanks. For modern tank designs, there will be a wall separating two chambers where one chamber holds all waste products. One of the key concepts of the process in this case is the separation of the chambers.

As the first chamber allows water to enter, solid components settle at the bottom and various scum to float on the top. After the solids are anaerobically digested, the water volume changes. Septic from septic tank originates from the development of an anaerobic environment inside the tank.

Prior to the cleared liquid draining away in a leech field, what remains of the liquid enters the second chamber where settlement again takes place. The remaining dirt is eliminated in the soil after it is left in the tank. It may be necessary to manually retrieve wastes that do not naturally decompose.

As they separate solids and liquids in the waste water, septic tanks provide a way to break down organic matter. Considering how our bodies of water would suffer without it, this is an essential job. In the absence of septic tanks comes a changed world.

What we need are apparatuses that regulate waste water because without them there can be some serious implications on our environment. It can affect the nature of our homes. Proper function will be a fantasy without them.

Having no septic tanks may translate into a difficult time doing your business with backed up and clogged toilets, showers, and sinks. In a situation like this, you will be smelling the stench of waste matter. In terms of human population, able to cause a tremendous decline in this case are the E.coli outbreaks.

Should there be no septic tanks present, these are only some of the possible problems we may have to deal with. With this, now you can understand the value that septic tanks have in our lives. We should do our best to alleviate the lowly septic tank of its undeserved grotty reputation.

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