What is a Type 2 Septic System?
Septic systems are an essential part of rural or remote homes and properties that are not connected to a centralized sewer system. These systems allow for the safe disposal of wastewater and prevent contamination of groundwater and soil. There are different types of septic systems, and Type 2 septic systems are one of the most commonly used and efficient types. In this article, we will discuss what Type 2 septic systems are, how they work, and their benefits.
A Type 2 septic system is also known as an aerobic treatment unit (ATU). These systems are designed to break down and treat wastewater using oxygen, which promotes the growth of aerobic bacteria. Type 2 systems use a combination of mechanical and biological processes to treat wastewater before releasing it into the environment.
How Does a Type 2 Septic System Work?
Type 2 septic systems have several components that work together to treat wastewater. The first component is the septic tank, which receives all the wastewater from the home. The septic tank separates solids from the wastewater and allows them to settle to the bottom. The remaining wastewater flows into the next component, the aerobic treatment unit.
The aerobic treatment unit is where the wastewater undergoes further treatment. This unit uses oxygen to promote the growth of aerobic bacteria, which break down and treat the wastewater. The treated water then flows into the final component, the disinfection unit. The disinfection unit uses ultraviolet light or chlorine to kill any remaining bacteria or viruses before releasing the water into the environment.
Benefits of Type 2 Septic Systems
There are several benefits of Type 2 septic systems over other types of septic systems. These include:
Better Treatment: Type 2 septic systems use oxygen to promote the growth of aerobic bacteria, which are more efficient at breaking down and treating wastewater than anaerobic bacteria used in traditional septic systems.
Compact Design: Type 2 septic systems are usually smaller than traditional septic systems, making them ideal for properties with limited space.
Environmentally Friendly: Type 2 septic systems produce treated wastewater that is safe for the environment, preventing contamination of groundwater and soil.
Lower Maintenance: Type 2 septic systems require less maintenance than traditional septic systems since they use mechanical and biological processes to treat wastewater.
Type 2 septic systems are an efficient and environmentally friendly way to treat wastewater. These systems use a combination of mechanical and biological processes to break down and treat wastewater before releasing it into the environment. Type 2 septic systems offer several benefits, including better treatment, a compact design, and lower maintenance requirements. If you are in the market for a septic system, consider a Type 2 septic system as an option.
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