Every advance in science has a way of bringing new technology into our daily lives that help make things easier. Even septic system designs have improved as time went on and bring better options to homes and businesses.
One of these options is a mound septic system design. Unlike conventional septic systems, a mound septic system filters the waste above ground. An electric pump moves the wastewater into the mound where it is filtered with sand. There are many reasons why this type of system is the best for your home.
In a conventional septic system, the soil has to have the right permeability. This means that the ground has to absorb water at the perfect rate, it can’t be too fast or too slow. If your soil isn’t able to do this, a mount septic system is a right option for you. If the soil permeability isn’t high enough, water will get trapped and will be unable to drain. If it’s too high, the water will flow through the soil too quickly and it won’t be filtered enough.
Shallow Soil Cover
If your soil isn’t deep enough to support a conventional septic system, you may have to consider a mound style. Wastewater is filtered through the soil until it enters the water table. If there isn’t enough soil between the leach field and the water table, the water won’t be filtered properly. This leads to contaminated water entering the groundwater. The whole goal of a septic system is to remove the waste from the water and let it go back into the environment clean. Improperly shallow soil or soil that drains too quickly or slowly won’t filter the water enough to safely enter the environment.
This could also be disastrous for landowners with a well. If you have a well that gets its water from the underground water table, you wouldn’t want your septic system to be letting unfiltered wastewater contaminate this supply.
The mound septic field design allows another layer to filter the wastewater. This gives the waste enough space to filter correctly before it enters the underground water table.