In rural areas where centralized community wastewater treatment is not available, the solution is using septic tank to hold household wastewater while digesting the wastewater before it drained in environment. Modern septic tank is designed to work efficiently and easy to maintain. Therefore, you will not find a problem in maintaining your septic tank, especially if you use microbelift septic to treat the wastewater. However, in order to prevent problem so your septic tank will last long with best function, you need to follow several guidelines. Here are the tips you can follow.
The most important rule is never allowing rainwater to wet the drain-field since it would reduce the ability of the drain-field to absorb the effluent liquid as well as to neutralize it. Therefore, you need to pay attention to your roof gutters and be sure the rainwater will not run to the drain-field and keep your drain-field dry as possible. Sometime you could not prevent your drain-field to be soggy. In order to reduce the water from the drain-field, you can plan grass on it so the grass will absorb the water. However, you need to choose short root grass since roots, which reach the pipes, may cause perforation, Of course, do not plan tree near the drain-field.
The second thing you need to do is to reduce excessive water usage to prevent overload on the septic tank. Regular check to the faucets is necessity to prevent leak. To reduce water consumption, you can use aerators and flow reducer nozzles. Do not use excessive water for laundry, run dishwasher after it full, and use displacer for the toilet flush.
The third thing to do is never dispose garbage into the toilet such as diapers, sanitary napkins, tissue, cigarette butts, ground of coffee, and anything non-biodegradable products. Non-biodegradable substances will fill septic tank, cause clog, and fail it. For the foods, using garbage grinder before they go into septic tank will break it into tiny particles so they will be easy to digest. Using microbe-lift septic will also help the septic tank to digest biological substances in natural way.
In septic tank, there are bacteria that will help the digestion process by breaking down the solids. Therefore, you should not use heavy cleaner and anything that have the characteristic of anti-bacterial. It would be better if you use natural cesspool treatment. Even more, you should not let anything that not only unsafe for septic tank but also hazardous to environment such as gasoline, paints, thinner, oil, and other hazardous chemicals to enter septic tank since it would be absorb into environment.