So, what exactly is a drain field?

In the past when sewer systems were not yet available, people would install septic tanks on their property close to the house so that the sewage treatment process could take place. A septic tank is considered an on site drainage system which has the ability to process and break down all the unwanted waste materials including chemicals and agents of various diseases usually pushed out from homes. These drain fields are normally found around septic tanks which are built by owners who do not have external connections to the main sewer system. Why is a drain field needed? So, what exactly is a drain field? A drain field is a section that is positioned near a septic tank that absorbs the waste matter from the septic tank into the earth turning it into compost like soil and gravel.

We all know that sewage normally gets disposed from residential locations, commercial, educational and industrial establishments where the unwanted waste material has to be disposed off in order to make the locality environmental friendly. From households it is very common to find the waste material coming from toilets, kitchens, baths and other similar sources which need to be treated or recycled. With private septic tanks in properties people are able to have their own sewage treatment processed rather than having it flow in to the main stream which automatically runs to large sewage treatment plants in various areas.

The drain field is considered to play a vital role in the sewage treatment of an individual home, where it must be properly installed so that it could easily take the liquid waste which gets alienated from solid waste that gets accumulated in a septic tank, and scatter it through a cycle of trenches known as fill lines in the ground. As these fill lines are packed with filaments like gravel, stone or pea rock, they act as the filtering apparatus permitting the liquid to settle down or drain away.  It is wise to take the assistance of a drain field expert when considering making out a plan as there are certain factors that are vital to the success of building a satisfied drain field. It is normal to consider the volume of wastage, the soil condition, the location of the proposed drain field and the environment as well.

In this modern age, people are becoming more aware of the environment and are looking at means of separating and draining the waste material of homes into useful resources.