24630 Mitchell RD, Hempstead, TX 77445 | 281-894-PUMP (7867) | En Espanol: (832) 630-7227
24630 Mitchell RD, Hempstead, TX 77445 | 281-894-PUMP (7867) | En Espanol: (832) 630-7227

how septic systems work

(Note: This is an animation of an aerobic septic/waste treatment system. However, the key premise of this animation, which is to show the functionality of both conventional septic systems and the aerobic system, is still valid.)

Overview of septic / aerobic system functionality:

  • Wastewater from the household enters into a pre-treatment tank.
  • While the process differs significantly between conventional septic systems and aerobic systems, the next stage features bacteria digestion, leaving behind effluent (water) that will be pushed into the final treatment tanks or chambers. Undigested waste will be left behind as sludge (which is usually what you would call us for to pump out).
  • The effluent (or wastewater less much of the harmful bacteria) will be then deposited into the environment.

There are key differences between many septic / aerobic systems. Please review them by clicking the links below: