Four Tips To Help You With Designing A Bio-Filtration System For Your Septic Tank

21 August 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you need to have a septic system for your home, you may need alternative solutions. These can be aerobatic tanks, chamber systems and many different types of drain fields. If you have a high water table at your home, you can also have different types of septic drain fields. Bio-filtration systems are drain fields that use natural plants and wildlife to filter waste. Here are some tips to help you with the design of your drain field:

1. Choosing The Location Of Your Drain Field

The location of your drain field is an important decision that you make. While conventional systems are closed and buried, a bio-filter system is likely to be above ground and exposed. This means that unpleasant odors may be too close to your home.  This is usually minimal with a wetland system, but you will still want to keep it a safe distance from your home.

2. Deciding Whether To Add A Liner To Your Drain Field

You can also choose whether or not to have a liner installed with your septic drain field. This may be something that you want to do if ground water contamination is a concern. Lined systems can also be good if you rely on well water. It can also be expensive to line the drain field, and the system will still need to have drainage for excess water.

3. Creating A Controlled Wetland Space For The Filtration Of Affluent

You can also create a controlled wetland space for your septic system. This is a drain field where the affluent goes. It is usually designed with aquatic plants and animals that naturally breakdown waste. It is a system that requires a lot of space to be installed, but is an efficient way to deal with drainage and requires little maintenance.

4. Bio-filter Alternatives To Designed Wetland Spaces

Since wetlands require a certain amount of space, they are not ideal for every septic installation. There are also other bio-filtration alternatives, such as small mound systems with plants and grasses that help breakdown waste efficiently. Some systems may also include things like mosses and other living things to help filter the waste naturally.

These are some tips to help you with the design of an alternative drain field solution. Your waste treatment solution will still require maintenance, which you can contact a septic pumping service to get help with many of the maintenance tasks your system will need.

To learn more, contact a company like H&R Complete Inc.