What are Mound Septic Systems?

Mound Septic System

Have you noticed any houses in your neighborhood with a large mound in the yard, perhaps with pipes sticking out of it? This is a sign of mound septic systems. These drain fields are designed to overcome certain environmental conditions that regular units may be unable to handle. If your septic system fails to operate as you desire, you may want to consider this solution to keep your home and family safe from water contamination. 

How Mound Septic Systems Work

Mound septic systems feature a tank, dosing chamber, and mound. Wastewater is pumped into the tank just like other systems. After waste settles to the bottom of the tank, the water is then pumped in doses into the mound and treated before reaching the soil underneath. The soil on top of the mound protects it from weather conditions and can be planted with various plants to eliminate erosion. 

Benefits of Mound Septic Systems 

Mound systems can provide a variety of benefits over traditional septic systems. These units are ideal in areas where the soil cannot absorb wastewater adequately. Shallow soil can give way to porous bedrock, leading to pools of wastewater in your yard. If your water table is high, there may not be enough soil to purify the water. The wrong septic system can lead to unsanitary conditions and contamination of nearby water sources.

Maintenance of Mound Septic Systems 

Maintenance for these units is similar to other septic systems. Yearly inspections of mound systems by an experienced professional help keep all components performing at optimal levels. The dosing chamber and tank may need to be pumped every three to five years. 

Waukesha County Mound Septic Systems Installation and Maintenance

These types of systems can be an ideal solution for homes with limited space with areas of high water tables and shallow soil. Sunset Septic Service specializes in mound septic system installations and maintenance for residential and commercial customers in Waukesha County. Call to schedule an appointment for service today.

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