Difference Between Sewer System and a Septic System
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While the topic of sewer and septic systems do not sound appealing while rolling off the tongue, your opinion might change when you realize it might save you money. That’s right: paying attention and maintaining your sewer or septic system could lead to improved comfort and convenience and, most importantly, a lower water bill.
But first, what is the difference between a sewer system and a septic system? Sewers are commonly found in residential areas. They consist of building pipes that run wastewater to a treatment plant. As for septic systems, they are found in rural areas where a main sewage line is too far away. In this case, a private concrete or steel tank is buried in your yard and pumps the treated wastewater back into the ground through a drain field. Depending on which type of system you have, you may be able to increase the performance of your system by turning to efficient appliances and fixtures.
The most popular way to save money on your water bill would be to install an energy efficient toilet. You can find a great toilet in a wide range of prices to fit your budget, but what should you be looking for? Low-flow toilets use just under a gallon per flush and are perfect for saving you money. Older toilet models can take up to two gallons per flush! The math is simple: the less water you use, the lower your bill will be. And think of how many times a toilet gets flushed in a day? That’s a lot of gallons of water.
Another option is to install a private sewage pump. These can open up and reduce the cost of building in areas that do not have sewage immediately available. This private pump pushes sewage out to an available sewer line just as the sewage goes into the resident tank. This is perfect for homes situated in a mountainous terrain, or other rural areas.
Lastly, the best thing you can do for your sewer or septic system is to change out your other old appliances with new, energy efficient ones. This includes old faucets, showerheads, dishwashers, and even your washing machines. You can even stay within your budget when upgrading these appliances, as new ones come in a wide range of costs that are affordable for you and your family.
As with any home maintenance, it is also important that whether you are installing a new faucet, or an efficient toilet, it’s best to call your local experts to get the job done right. If installed improperly, you can wind up with a mess to clean up and more money down the drain. Especially necessary with installing a new septic system, homeowners need a permit in order to do so.
So make sure the job is done right and give us a call. We’d be happy to give you a free quote on improving the state of your sewer or septic system to save you money.