A friend of mine wants to know which is a better septic tank
drainfield...an infiltrator or PTI system? Never having had a septic
tank myself, I don't know what that means, so I figured I'd throw it out
to this group for help. Thanks!
I'm no expert but I have septic system. There are basically 2 parts,
the tank and the drain field. The tank is segmented and solid waste
deposits in the tank where it is digested. Tanks must be pumped out
every few years to keep from overflowing into drain field and clogging
Construction of drain field depends on soil and perk. Perk is how fast
the soil absorbs water. Too fast a perk and gray water may contaminate
aquifers, too slow and a wet, contaminated field may developed. In my
area, 2 drain fields are now required in case one stops functioning.
Then you can switch back and forth if required. The drain field not
being used is rejuvenated by rain removing salts that have accumulated.
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