Septic systems serve as waste water treatment systems for rural homes in Nova Scotia that are not connected to municipal systems.
Having your septic tank pumped out regularly will help keep your septic system working properly and reduce the possibility of expensive repairs.
Loomer’s Pumping Service has highly trained and qualified technicians certified by Waste Water Nova Scotia and Department of the Environment.
What Is a Septic Tank?
The septic tank is a buried, watertight container typically made of concrete, fibreglass, or plastic. The purpose of the tank is to let solids (sludge) settle to the bottom and oils and greases (scum) float to the top (the crusty layer you see when looking into the tank). It also allows partial breakdown of solid materials. Baffles or a pipe “T” are used in the tank to prevent sludge and scum from leaving the tank and traveling to the drainfield area. Only mostly clear water leaves the tank and continues to the drainfield for further treatment.
To prevent buildup, sludge and floating scum, the septic tank should be pumped out periodically. Regular septic pumping in Kingston every 3 to 5 years is the best and cheapest way to keep your septic system in good working order.
The Disposal Field
The disposal field (drainfield) disperses the effluent throughout the soil. The size and type of field depends on the volume of sewage produced, the type of soil, the slope of the lot, and other site conditions as well as regulations that were in effect at the time. A typical disposal field that would be installed today is shown in the cross section diagram.
Some Do’s and Don’ts to Keep in Mind