We all should be striving to implement more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in our homes. If you own a septic system on your property, there are several things you can do to cut down on your carbon footprint. Here are some eco-friendly septic tank upgrades to consider.
Disconnect Your Garbage Disposal
By simply disconnecting your garbage disposal, you are upgrading your septic system. You may think that your system will break down food particles. However, sometimes garbage disposals add hard-to-break down debris that can clog up the components of your tank. If you want some bonus points for sustainability, start your own compost pile in your yard. Food scraps don’t go to waste and you’ll have natural fertilizer for your garden.
Wastewater Treatment Systems
There are onsite wastewater treatment systems available that make your septic system even more eco-friendly. These systems can remove up to 98% of wastewater contaminants and recycle clean water back into the environment. This also recharges local water supplies and helps avoid contaminating plant life. These wastewater treatment systems work together with your septic system to treat the wastewater from your tank before it enters the surrounding soil. It works using a natural bacterial process, making it 100% natural and safe.
Eco-Friendly Septic Components
By installing a few eco-friendly components to your septic system, you can ensure it’s as green as possible. One upgrade could be a pipe that integrates ridges and simmers to facilitate bacterial growth and improved cooling. Another could be a special bio-accelerator fabric that sits along the edge of the pipe. This fabric screens more solids from wastewater and offers additional protection.
If you’d like to upgrade your septic system to be more eco-friendly, give Affordable Pumping Services a call today. Not only can we help upgrade your system, but we can ensure your existing components are working properly and efficiently. We’re here for all your septic-related needs.