Types of MN Sewage Treatment Systems

Septic Tank FAQ | Gravity System | Monticello MNThere are several different Types of Individual Septic Systems used in Monticello MN. Each kind relies on a combination of Septic Components to reliably capture, contain, treat and distribute Wastewater and Sewer from homes. An authorized Septic Contractor like CSI Custom Septic, Inc. can analyze each property’s unique characteristics to determine which type is right for each individual home. This article will focus on Gravity Flow Septic Systems. We will discuss topics including; What is a Gravity Septic System, what Components are typical?, who determines which type of sewer system is best? And Maintenance suggestions for a Gravity Sewage System.


What Is A Gravity Flow Septic System?

If you have lived in a rural area of Minnesota or even the outer Minneapolis/St Paul MN suburbs then you have probably encountered an Individual Septic System. One such type of home sewer system is the Gravity System. This kind of septic system harnesses the power of gravity to get sewage to flow from point A to point B without the need for pumps.

Gravity Septic Systems are typically less expensive than more advanced or complicated types of sewage waste treatment systems. They operate relatively smoothly for many years with proper Care and Maintenance.


Gravity Septic System Components

Common Components of a Gravity Flow Septic System include the following:

  • Sewer Pipes leading from the home
  • Underground Septic Tank or Tanks
  • Septic Tank Riser
  • Manhole Cover
  • PVC Inspection Pipe
  • Effluent Filter
  • Sewage Lines from the tank to the soil treatment area
  • Drainfield


Bacteria Inside Septic Tank

Certain types of Bacteria that lives in human waste, thrives inside of the wet septic tank. They work diligently to begin the decomposition process that is key to successful sewage decontamination. Other Bacteria prefers the drier conditions of the soil. They pretty much finish off the treatment process when the liquid waste product reaches the drainfield.


Septic Tank Maintenance Tips

Septic Tank Care & Maintenance is somewhat of a large subject that requires more space than what we are discussing here today. Check back for another blog post that deals solely with Septic System Maintenance.

Following is a list of tips for Maintaining a Healthy Septic Tank:

  1. Flush wisely – only put human waste and toilet tissue into the toilet
  2. Never Drive or Park on top of septic tank, drain field or pipes
  3. Have Septic Tank Pumped out when needed – approximately once every 3 years, depending on usage
  4. Avoid dumping any type of Chemicals down the drain or directly into the septic tank


Authorized MN Septic Contractor

To find out which Type of Septic System is best for your individual property, feel free to contact CSI Custom Septic, Inc. for a consultation. As a MN Licensed Septic Contractor, we are authorized to provide Septic Compliance Inspections, Septic Designing and Installation of both new and replacement septic systems.

In Monticello & Otsego MN, contact CSI Custom Septic, Inc. for Quality Septic System Installation at: (763) 218-4769. Proudly serving Minnesota residents since 1996!