Soil-Based Sewage Treatment Systems

Soil Types in Sewage Treatment Systems Ham Lake MNDo you know what your soil type is? Do you have dirt that is mostly sandy, coarse or possibly clay? The type of soil that you have on your property is a major determining factor for choosing a Sewage System Design. Soil-based Sewage Treatment Systems, also known as SSTS or ISTS are commonly used by Ham Lake, MN homes that are not connected to a municipal sanitary sewer system. As a MPCA Certified Septic Professional, Brad Krotzer of Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) has training on how to evaluate soil samples and determine if a Mound System, Trench System, Pressurized Bed System or At-grade Drainfield will be the most effective septic system to install.


Effective Soil Based Minnesota Septic Systems

  • Mound Sewage Treatment System
  • Gravity-Fed Trench Sewage System
  • Pressurized Bed Sewage System
  • At-Grade Drainfield System


Soil Boring Samples

Finding suitable soil for adequate sewage treatment is the key to installing a proper Onsite Sewage Treatment System. Clay type soil can do a good job of removing hazardous bacteria, mold and other microbes but requires a larger soil treatment area. Coarse soil may not do a good enough job or removing bacteria and other contaminants from the sewer.

MN Certified Septic Professionals understand how soil conditions relate to the way harmful bacteria is removed from sewage waste. Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) can do Soil Boring and percolation tests to assess the type and consistency of dirt samples. These tests can show which kind of septic system should be installed. The Size, Location and Design are all affected by Soil Conditions.


Soil Based Septic Drainfield

The most common form of Sewage Disposal System includes a septic tank and drainfield. Household wastewater flows from the septic tank to the drainfield where it is absorbed by the soil. It is very important that the soil be suitable for removing harmful microbes before reaching the groundwater. For soil to do the job properly it must stay unsaturated and not be overly coarse.


MPCA Certified Sewage Treatment Professional

Brad Krotzer, owner of Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) is a MPCA Certified Sewage Treatment Professional. Brad has nearly twenty years of experience in the septic business doing work on several different styles of Soil-Based Onsite Sewage Treatment Systems in the Ham Lake, MN area. We handle Soil Boring as one way to decide the type of soil on your property and if it will provide adequate drainage for removing Hazardous Bacteria and other pollutants. CSI can take care of Septic System Design and Installation after a thorough site analysis.

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) is Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

In Ham Lake and surrounding Minnesota communities, call the experts at Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for Soil Boring & Septic Design: 763-218-4769