Getting To The Point – Septic

Proper Maintenance of Sewer Utilities

In each and every area, water, and sewer utilities are a major requirement for all commercial, residential and industrial purposes. Industrial, residential and commercial facilities require potable water for a smooth running of their activities hence a water utility system is put in place for providing this water. Once potable water has been used, wastewater is generated which needs to be removed from all the premises by use of the sewer utilities into a commonplace. Water and sewer utilities mostly the pipes carrying the different contents run together in most regions although some sewer utilities run underground. Sewer pipes should be placed below the water pipes to prevent contamination of the potable water in situations where there is a leakage in the sewer pipes.

Sewer utilities carry the wastewater commonly referred to as sewage into a treatment facility or where they are disposed. All waste water from all premises in an area is carried in those sewer utilities as long as it is connected. There are places which make the sewer utilities to accommodate both the sewage and storm water mainly in urban areas where the land is cemented hence hard for the water to infiltrate. Sewage water and storm water can also be carried in two separate sewer utilities as they may be designed in an area. carrying the storm water and sewage separately make it easier to treat them as well as dispose them treated water. In a treatment plant where wastewater is taken, the organic nod inorganic pollutants are removed making the water safe for disposal into the environment. Sewer and water utility services are run by one company hence user pay for both services as one to the company. The money collected ensures that the sewer utilities are maintained at all times.

There are also areas that are not connected to the municipal sewer utilities hence they go for septic tanks which are also sewer utilities. Concrete, plastic or fiberglass are some of the materials that make septic tanks used to collect wastewater. Septic tanks are mainly used in residential areas since the wastewater generated is not a lot. Septic tanks have microorganisms that help in treating waste water disposed in them. Observing some key measures ensure that a septic tank functions properly. This includes avoiding disposing too much oil into the septic tanks or dangerous chemicals that are likely to damage the septic tank or even kill bacteria responsible for treating the waste water. In all areas, septic tank are required to be placed underground in such a way that they do not leak or release odors. Septic tanks are also required to be located at least 5 feet from the house in most areas.

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