At West Michigan Septic Sewer and Drain Service, we find that there is a lot of confusion when it comes to septic tanks and home disposal systems. We hope to give you the information you need so that you understand and get the most from your septic system.
A septic system is a small sewage treatment and disposal system buried in the ground at a home or business. There are two components: the septic tank itself, made of precast concrete, concrete blocks or reinforced fiberglass, and a soil absorption area, called the drain field or block trench.
The tank is a water-tight box equipped with an inlet pipe and an outlet baffle positioned so that under ideal conditions only clear water moves on into the soil absorption area.