Septic engineering can mean different things to different people. For some, it seems extravagant and unnecessary. For others, they’ve realized than an engineered solution to their septic need will greatly increase the longevity and durability of the entire system, resulting in lower maintenance and ownership costs.
The key focus on septic engineering is designing a system that best deals with the flow of waste generated by the site. In a residential situation, this is often calculated by how many bedrooms are in the home. Whether this is a seasonal home or for year-round use is also a consideration in septic engineering — a larger family living in a place year-round will generate more wastewater and demand on the system when compared to a single person or couple who uses this residence seasonally. Another important consideration in the septic engineering calculation is how many bathrooms and plumbing fixtures are in the home. These will in turn determine the minimum size of tank and the size of the drainage field. State and local regulations vary widely in how to count the number of fixtures, so it’s best to have the number of fixtures and their types in mind.
Another focus of septic engineering is the drainage field. Type of soil, elevation, and proximity to a high water table or areas of open water can alter the calculations of the size of the drainage field. Soil type is used to calculate how effluent can be absorbed in a 24-hour period.
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