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How does a Cesspool or Septic System work?

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Answer

Wastewater flows from your Residence into the septic tank or main cesspool. The organic liquid waste floats at the top and the solid waste and inorganic sludge falls to the bottom. The natural bacteria generated inside the system converts the floating waste into sludge and liquid. The liquid between the “floating solids” and the “sludge” layers flows into the leaching secondary tank where it drains through the sides and bottom in a cesspool or flows out to the septic field in a septic system.

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