The grass is always greener around a septic tank. We’re talking a healthy green, not “radioactive mutant-Hulk monster” green.
The main job of a septic tank is to clean dirty household water that comes from bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other areas of your home. This water is then filtered into the area around it where it is fully cleaned. Septic tank systems work by using:
- Gravity to move wastewater
- A holding tank for the wastewater
- Anaerobic bacteria inside the tank
- Drain fields
- Aerobic bacteria outside the tank
Let’s look at the 7 actual steps for how septic tank systems work. The video below shows how the process works and the steps are written out below it.
You can learn more by reading our guide to septic tanks for Hawai’i >>