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Nitrogen in Septic Systems – Is It As Scary As It Sounds?

By design, Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS), or septic systems, use biological processes to reduce the amount of waste and sewage coming for your household or business. These biological processes include using bacteria to consume ammonium and converting it into nitrate. But, what does Nitrogen in septic systems mean for the environment? Nitrogen In The Environment Nitrate and Nitrogen aren’t necessarily bad for the environment; in fact, they can help the surrounding areas around your septic system flourish. Plants consume nitrogen to grow, and Nitrogen is a naturally occurring element in the atmosphere—making up 78% of the air in [...]

By | 2017-06-06T11:46:01+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Septic Systems|

History of Septic Tanks and Sewage Treatment

For as long as humans have been around, so has human waste. The history of septic tanks and sewage treatment methods have changed from their humble beginnings of dumping into rivers to modern systems. The Indus Valley Rivers The Indus Valley civilizations and the surrounding Mesopotamian cities were dependent on the region’s rivers and fertile lands to survive. They would pull and divert water from the rivers for farming, drinking and other daily uses. However, the rivers were also their disposal grounds for human waste. For this reason, their disposal plan was one of the first in recorded history and [...]

By | 2017-05-12T17:07:48+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Septic Systems|

Water Saving Tips for Septic Owners

Water conservation isn’t just about the environment; it’s also about your wallet. Why not kill two birds with one stone using these water saving tips for septic owners? Whether you live in an area with city water and sewer or have a private well and septic tank system, conserving water can save you money and reduce the demand for ground and surface water. Here are some of our easy-to-implement water saving tips. Why Saving Water is Good for Your Septic System All pipes lead to your septic system. The less you push through those pipes, the less your system has [...]

By | 2017-04-18T20:10:48+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Septic Systems, Septic Tank Care|

Should I Buy A Home With A Septic System In Florida?

Perhaps you've finally found your dream home here in Florida but discovered it has a septic system and now you have reservations. You might be wondering "Should I Buy A Home With A Septic System?" The unfamiliar can cause some home buyers to fear the septic system versus the more familiar sewer system, but are they warranted? With some research and a good septic inspection, many buyers realize that a home with a septic system can actually be a wise investment. If your home has a septic system, you are more in control of the way wastewater is processed and [...]

By | 2017-05-30T23:17:12+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Lake County, Septic Systems|

Are Septic Systems Bad For The Environment?

The big question - "Are Septic Systems bad or good for mother nature?"  In a time where companies have exploded based on “Go Green” campaigns, it is not surprising that questioning your wastewater treatment system for its environmental impact is necessary. So the question deserves to be answered: Are Septic Systems Bad For The Environment? Bad Press Over the years, bad and undeserved press has plagued the septic tank industry. After quick periods of growth and sewage treatment plants not keeping up with rural developments, septic systems came onto the scene in the 1990s to fill the demand. With engineering being [...]

By | 2017-03-21T21:09:25+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Septic Systems|