Minnesota Septic, Sewer and Sewage Explained

MN Sewage Treatment Systems

MN Septic Sewer and Sewage TreatmentHave you ever wondered about the differences between Septic Systems, Sewers and Sewage? Although they are all related they are in fact different. Sewage is the term used for Human Waste and contaminated Wastewater from the home. In the State of Minnesota there are several different types of Sewage Treatment Systems that break down solid waste and make liquid waste safe for entering into the groundwater. With the help of Septic System Expert, Brad Krotzer of Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) hopefully you will have a better understanding of the nature of Public Sewer Systems, Private Septic Systems and the Sewage Treatment Process.

 

Public Sewer Systems

If you live in a Minnesota city or town there is a very good chance that your property is connected to a Public Sewer System. A good indication that you are connected to the city sewers would be if you have city water and receive a Monthly Bill.

  • Sewer pipe carries human waste and waste water from the home to a sewage treatment plant.
  • Waste water includes water from showers, toilets, sinks, tubs, dishwashers and washing machines.
  • The municipal sewer system is maintained by a local public works department.
  • The homeowner is generally billed monthly for either water and sewer usage separately or combined on one bill.
  • A treatment facility treats the sewage to remove contaminants before discharging water back into the ground.
  • Sewer system problems are handled by the local public works department.

 

Private Onsite Septic Systems

Properties that are located outside of the city or beyond the local sewer system usually have an Onsite Septic System to handle sewage and waste water. A septic system can be configured on number of different ways but generally have an underground septic tank.

  • Septic pipe carries human waste and waste water from the home to an underground holding tank.
  • Bacteria inside of the septic tank will begin the biological treatment process.
  • Liquid waste flows out of the septic tank and into the soil treatment area called a drainfield.
  • Septic tanks need to be inspected regularly and pumped out approximately every 3 years, depending on usage.
  • The MN homeowner is responsible for maintaining the septic system.
  • Septic system repairs and inspections are handled by a licensed MN septic professional.
  • Initial installation of an individual septic system can be expensive but there are generally Less Ongoing Costs than homeowners pay for the municipal sewer system.

 

Licensed Minnesota Septic Professional

Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) provides MN homeowners with scientifically proven and safe Sewage Treatment with an Onsite Septic System. We are Licensed Minnesota Septic Experts with over 19 years of experience. If your property is not connected to the Public Sewer System then it is absolutely critical that you have a properly functioning Private Septic System to treat waste water and raw sewage. Untreated sewage is a public health risk and environmental hazard. Contact CSI for Inspections, Septic Repairs, Septic Designs and Installations.

Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) is Licensed, Bonded and Insured. Serving the Twin Cities Metro area and Northern Minnesota.

Contact Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769.

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