When people refer to an above ground sewage-disposal tank, they can be describing one of two completely unique things. At Atlanta Septic Tank Pros, our partner professionals manage everything, bringing experience, competence, and an elite level of service to the table.
What is an Above Ground Septic Tank?
In a real sense, the expression refers to alternative units that have a tank that remains outdoors, on top of the earth. Standard systems have buried tanks that generally cannot be detected by the naked eye. Nevertheless, burying the reservoir is frequently unlawful on waterfront home and the expenditure of excavation can be cost-prohibitive if the home isn't used year-round, so cabins and vacation homes sometimes have them.
Occasionally, people likewise utilize the phrase to describe exactly what's referred to as a mound system. It's not accurate because the mound refers to where the water, or effluent, is discharged, and it's not a reflection of the tank at all. These sort of units are generally in use when there's a problem with the soil that would otherwise allow the effluent to reach the water table before being cleaned up by the soil. This page includes info on true above ground sewage-disposal tanks. To learn more on mound systems, please see our Mound Septic System page.