An Onsite Sewage Treatment System

Installation of Mound System Corcoran MNThere are several different Septic System Designs in use today in the Corcoran, MN area. Most are Conventional Wastewater Treatment systems that rely on Naturally Occurring Bacteria in human waste and the soil, for removal of hazardous pathogens. A Mound Septic System is included among the most commonly used Onsite Sewage Treatment Systems. A MPCA Certified Septic Designer such as Brad Krotzer of Custom Septic, Inc. (CSI) is authorized by the State of Minnesota to determine if a Mound System is right for your property.


What is a Mound Septic System?

A Mounds System, otherwise known as a Mound Septic System is an above ground wastewater and sewage treatment system. This type of onsite septic system is more expensive than other conventional individual sewage treatment systems. They were first developed in the 1970s to deal with soil and site conditions that are not conducive to a trench or bed system.


Reasons Why Mound Systems are Installed

There are 3 Conditions that make the Installation of a Mound System necessary. In each of these instances the wrong type of sewage treatment will not be effective for the Safe and Proper treatment of Human Waste.

  1. Shallow Soil that covers over porous rock
  1. High Water Table in which groundwater would be easily contaminated
  1. Soils that allow wastewater to travel through Too Fast or Too Slow for proper removal of hazardous pathogens


Biological Treatment Process

A Mound Septic System is basically an elevated seepage bed with clean sand. Liquid Wastewater, called Effluent pumped evenly through the Sand Layer where it is an adequate distance from the Soil Layer. It travels through the absorption bed where it undergoes a Biological Treatment Process. Bacteria in the sand and underlying soil breakdown and Remove Hazardous Pathogens.


Components of a Mound System Design

  • Septic Tank or Tanks
  • Pump Tank
  • Sewage Pump
  • Raised Absorption Bed
  • Sand
  • Topsoil
  • Subsoil
  • Bacteria
  • Observation Tube


MPCA Certified Septic Designer

Contact Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) for more information on determining if a Mound Septic System Installation is needed for your Corcoran, MN home. We can provide soil testing and site evaluation to determine which Septic System Design is best for your individual property. Having a proper Onsite Sewage Treatment System is critical for protection of your family and the environment.

We are a trusted MPCA Certified Septic Designer and Septic System Installation Contractor with a lifetime of experience in the business.

Custom Septic Inc. (CSI) serves the Twin Cities and Northern Minnesota! Contact Us Today for a Free Estimate at 763-218-4769