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Why You Should Take Advantage of the Latest Septic Tank Developments

As an efficient means of processing waste, septic tank systems have been around for a number of generations. Thousands of Australians rely on these installations to serve the needs of their households, especially if they happen to be located in a rural area. If you're just setting up a new home and are not near to any public infrastructure, you may be thinking about the range of septic tank options yourself. However, you may not have heard of the latest innovation involving the installation of an aerobic sand filter. This piece shares some insight in order for you to consider your options.


Sand filter systems are considered far more appropriate than the traditional approach, and can treat waste from various parts of your facility with high levels of efficiency. You can divert waste from your laundry, bathroom, toilet or kitchen and can re-purpose the end product for irrigation.

How It Works

The system relies on a central drainage pipe that will collect waste from various parts of the household and deliver it to a common location. Bacteria will break down the matter, eliminating the solids and allowing the fat to rise to the top. The liquid waste water that is left is then pumped through to a sand filter, which is buried beneath the surface. The second part of the process will then begin, as the wastewater drips through a number of different layers of sand mixed in with small rocks. This helps to eliminate viruses, bacteria or nasty pathogens from the water and the H2O that is left at the end of the procedure is returned through a separate pump, to irrigate your garden.

Clear Benefits

As you can see, the system does not rely on expensive chemicals or agitators in order to process waste and is, as a consequence, a lot cheaper and much easier to maintain. The absence of specialised equipment also makes the entire network much more self-contained and it is easier to install at the outset.

Weighing Your Options

If you're concerned with the environment and don't like the idea of adding chemicals on a regular basis to this everyday operation, then you might like to consider introducing an aerobic sand filter system instead. To see whether it is the best option for you, get in touch with your septic treatment supplier and they will be able to give you a recommendation based on your available land and location.