When it comes to the drainage system in your house, many people don’t give it much thought until they are faced with some sort of issue. Whenever you flush a toilet or wash your hands, all that waste water has to go somewhere. While many people have sewer because that is what their local government provides for them, there are more and more homeowners that are starting to consider septic systems for a couple of different reasons. D’Amorie Construction is here to talk about the difference between the two, and why so many people are considering making the switch to septic systems.
What is the Difference Between a Sewer and a Septic System?
When it comes to either a sewer or septic system, there are a lot of similarities, but there are also some distinct differences between the two. It is important to understand what each of these drainage systems are and how they function:
– Sewer: This system is a pipe that connects the wastewater in your house with the entire community or city in which you live. When you flush the toilet or you take a shower, all of that water drains out of your house and into a centralized drain field in the city you live in. There are lots of fees that are attached to sewer systems by your local government, but you don’t have to pay for the repairs that can sometime be a problem.
– Septic: This system is the responsibility of the homeowner. It is a large tank that is buried on your property where wastewater goes to be filtered before it is put back into the environment. They maintain themselves as long as you aren’t putting things into the septic tank that shouldn’t be there, much like the things that shouldn’t be flushed into a sewer system. The tank must be pumped and maintained properly, but is an incredibly reliable way to get rid of waste water in your house.
Are Septic Tanks Better for the Environment?
More and more homeowners are starting to consider a septic system over sewer because it is more environmentally friendly than city sewer. They don’t require the chemicals and energy to maintain that city sewer systems require. You can place a septic system anywhere that you have healthy and stable soil. There are no treatment plants needed for a septic tank or the concern that waste water is making its way into any rivers or streams like city sewer can. They are the most cost-effective way to get rid of your wastewater.
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If you have a septic system that needs repair or are considering a septic tank for your house, you can turn to D’Amorie Construction to take care of installation or repairs for you. We have the experience and expertise needed to ensure your wastewater is being dealt with and removed from your home safely and effectively. Call us today!