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Septic Tank vs. Lagoon

Posted by Kjell E Berg on February 1st, 1998 01:29 PM
In reply to Septic Tank vs Lagoon by Marietta on February 1st, 1998 02:10 AM [Go to top of thread]

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Hi Marietta!
One of the first thing you should do is to gather all information possible about your
building site, and new structure, and then make an appointment with your local Sanitarian
or Health Director. He or she should be able to share with you what types of wastewater
disposal systems are acceptable within their jurisdiction. It is my guess that lagoons
would not be acceptable by the health regulations and should be discouraged for several
reasons. These open impoundments could harbor pathogenic bacteria which then can
spread into other ecosystems by higher animal populations.
A septic tank and a properly designed infiltration or treatment system should keep all
pathogens beneath the surface to minimize the spreading of disease and provide an
acceptable level of treatment before the effluent reaches the groundwater. For one option
to treat your wastewater you may go to . Other option
are leaching trenches and gallery type structures. The conventional stone/gravel trenches
would be preferred over chamber systems since these provide important pre-treatment
and also have significant surface area on the sidewalls for extended operational life.

Good Luck:
Kjell E Berg

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