Pressure Septic Systems and Mound Septic Systems

Drain fields work by filtering waste water and allowing bacteria to naturally break down solids and clean the water. If you have loose or rocky soil, the water may drain too quickly, keeping the bacteria from having the time it needs to do its work. If this is the case, chances are you will need an alternative septic system such as a pressure septic system with a sand bed under it or a mound septic system. These systems use pressure to distribute waste.

Lee’s Sanitation Service specializes in installing pressure septic systems and mound septic systems.

Pressure septic systems utilize a pump tank and pump to send several “doses” of septic waste water through an underground drain field. By pumping regular doses, the system remains moist, which optimizes the system’s ability to filter. It also allows the system time to “catch up” in between doses, which improves its efficiency.

Mound septic systems also utilize pressure to filter waste. With a mound septic system, a drain field is built on top of a mound of sand. The system is topped with topsoil and seeded so it appears to be flat grassy hills. The sand beneath the drain field slows the water as it drains through the ground, allowing it to remain in the system long enough for the bacteria to break down solids, making the water clean and safe for dispersion outside of the system.

If you have a difficult site for a standard septic system, give us a call to discuss installing a pressure or mound septic system.