Homes, schools, businesses and industrial complexes produce a massive volume of wastewater on a daily basis. If you live in a city like Melbourne or Sydney, you can imagine huge amounts of wastewater, washing and runoff water flowing into catch basins and into the sewer system.
In some areas, a commercial or residential sewage system operates at a smaller scale.
What are the pros and cons of wastewater reuse systems?
Septic systems make it possible to reuse wastewater upon processing. There are numerous advantages to reusing wastewater for irrigation. Other than the benefits on the environment, mainly on the reduction of pollutants entering the waterways, the household enjoys lower utility bills.
But there are disadvantages as well. The primary consideration is the cost of installation and maintenance. There are different systems available. The efficacy of one depends on local factors, but any system requires investments in time and finances.
What are the potential problems associated with wastewater management in homes?
Wastewater from storage tanks passes through pipes and onto drain fields in a closed loop system. Failure to soak into the soil leads to backed up toilets and wastewater puddling. No one likes the prospect of wastewater and sewage material backing up.
If you hear the toilet gurgling in protest and see certain parts of the yard getting more vibrant and green than other parts, then you may need to face problems related to soil properties, excessive use of water resources or a septic system that is inadequate for the needs of your household.
A septic system failure is not a pretty sight, but this problem is easily preventable. After all, regular maintenance checks reveal small issues. For instance, root growth from nearby plants can block the pipes and cause problems. Dealing with little problems immediately will keep them from worsening and causing more costly repairs. Proper maintenance prevents premature system degradation.
Whilst considering septic installations, take a closer look at systems that offer natural aeration, which makes wastewater processing more effective and efficient. You might find the answers you are looking for.