Selecting an Aerobic Septic System
Aerobic septic systems inject oxygen into sewage waste, stimulating the growth of aerobic bacteria, which break down and filter the wastewater and solids. While conventional gravity-powered septic systems (whose holding tanks depend on anaerobic bacteria) are the most popular systems in use today, there are situations in which aerobic septic systems are a more appropriate alternative.
Advantages of Aerobic Systems
Aerobic systems have a few advantages over conventional septic systems:
Despite these substantial benefits, aerobic systems are in generally limited use. Their main use is to replace failed septic systems. Here are a few of the substantial disadvantages:
While aerobic septic systems are often used as replacements for existing failed gravity-powered septic systems they can be expensive to maintain and install.
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