disposal field

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disposal field

The area where wastewater from a septic tank drains into specially prepared ground for further purification.

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That, in turn, can result in a larger soil absorption field that further reduces the lot acreage available for redevelopment.
The holes for the percolation test were spaced accordingly, and located within the absorption field. (See Ill.
The soil in the absorption field is loaded with bacteria, which purify the liquid waste before it makes its way into groundwater.
Your soil absorption system may be called a leach field, leach bed, soil absorption field, seepage bed or mound, but all act similarly.
* Plant trees or shrubbery in the absorption field area, because the roots can get into the lines and plug them.
Many considerations suggest the desirability of locating a septic tank, and certainly its absorption field, up and away from the waterfront.
A conventional on-site wastewater system typically consists of a septic tank followed by a distribution box and soil absorption field. Conventional on-site wastewater systems use the soil to treat the septic-tank effluent.