Leech Line Repairs

new_septic_tank_and_leach_fieldThe wastewater your home produces is referred to as effluent and consists of blackwater (toilet waste) and greywater (kitchen, shower, sink, and laundry waste).

Effluent flows directly from your house into a watertight, underground, two compartment (chamber) septic tank.

Solid waste settles into a sludge layer on the bottom and fats float to the top of the first compartment.

Between these two scum layers is a zone of clarified liquid effluent which is internally piped to the second compartment of the septic tank for additional settling.

As incoming sewage from the house fills the first compartment, clarified liquids are forced to leave the second chamber of the septic tank and flow out to the leach field or leach pit.

The typical leach field is a series of shallow rock filled trenches where effluent is purified as it slowly percolates through the soil.

A leach pit is a deeper, larger hole filled with rock for disposing of wastewater.

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