What is a septic system?
A standard septic system is generally made-up of two parts: a septic tank and a septic drainfield (or soil treatment system). The soil treatment system usually consists of either an in-ground system (trench system) or an above-ground system (mound system). An SSTS professional can determine which type of soil treatment system is needed, simply by analyzing your local soil conditions and determining the depth to the seasonally saturated soil (water table).

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1. Who has a septic system?
2. Why does sewage need to be “treated” anyway?
3. What is a septic system?
4. How does the septic tank work?
5. How often should you clean your tank?