What Is A Low-Pressure Septic System?

What is a low-pressure septic system? Low pressure is a pump assisted disposal methodology where the sewage is pumped into a disposal field. A low pressure septic system is a pump assisted disposal methodology...

A low pressure septic system is a pump assisted disposal methodology where the sewage is pumped into a disposal field. The advantage to these pumps is that you get much more even distribution. You actually can create a slight pressure, but it's even pressure across the entire pipe network within your field. So you are applying an even amount of water over the entire area.


The disadvantage of course is that there is a mechanical device in there, and every mechanical device will at some point require replacement or repair.




For most systems, if properly designed, the pumps last at least five years. If they last longer than that, that's great. But if they don't, then it might be something to consider whether or not it's got the optimum pump or the optimum design. We generally see pumps last at least five years.

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