A little historical perspective
is always useful. Apparently the French were the first -to use an underground
septic tank system, back in the 1870's. By the mid 1880's, two chamber,
automatic siphoning septic tank systems, similar in concept to those used today,
were being installed in the United States. Even now, a century plus later,
septic tank systems represent a major household wastewater treatment option.
Fully 1/4 to 1/3 of the homes in the US utilize such a system.
A septic tank system includes an
underground tank and leach field A well designed and maintained concrete,
fiberglass or plastic tank should last about 50 years. Because of corrosion
problems, steel tanks may only last a decade or less. Most typical is a two
compartment septic tank. The size of the tank will vary depending upon local
codes, but a typical tank for a family of four would have a liquid capacity of
1,500 gallons. Typically there are two basic types of systems - Conventional
Conventional systems include a wide variety of equipment and technology. Types
of conventional systems are: Chamber, Ground, Pump, Grease Traps. All of
these systems are state-certified while Middle GA also offers drain line repairs
on both new and used systems. Conventional systems can serve the residential,
commercial and industrial market areas.