Some articles on drain field:
... anticipated amounts of putresible materials in wastewater, the drain field should be sized to support a community of aerobic soil microorganisms capable of ... The biofilm on the walls of the drain field trenches will use atmospheric oxygen in the trenches to catabolize organic compounds in septic tank effluent ... Groundwater flow is laminar in the aquifer soils surrounding the drain field ...
... Septic tank and drain field microorganisms have very limited capability for catabolizing petroleum products and chlorinated solvents, and cannot ... Cleaning formulations may reduce drain field efficiency ... Laundry bleach may slow or stop microbial activity in the drain field, and sanitizing or deodorizing chemicals may have similar effects ...
... require a percolation test ("perc" test) to establish suitability of drain field soil to receive septic tank effluent ... A properly functioning drain field holds and deactivates pathogens before they leave the drain field soil ... septic tank effluent to percolate away from the drain field, but fine grained enough to filter out pathogenic bacteria and viruses before they travel far enough to reach a water well or surface water supply ...
Famous quotes containing the words field and/or drain:
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—Eugene Field (18501895)
“When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of mans soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.”
—Thomas Carlyle (17951881)