A properly maintained septic system can last for decades, or even a lifetime.
The wastewater that drains from your home is called effluent and consists of blackwater, which is toilet waste, and greywater, which is sink, shower and laundry waste. The effluent flows from your house into an undeground tank called a septic tank. The septic tank is watertight and contains two separate compartments.
Solid waste settles into a sludge layer on the bottom and fats float to the top of the first compartment. Between these two scum layers is a zone of clarified liquid effluent which is internally piped to the second compartment of the septic tank for additional settling. As incoming sewage from the house fills the first compartment, clarified liquids are forced to leave the second chamber of the septic tank and flow out to the leach field or leach pit. The typical leach field is a series of shallow rock filled trenches where effluent is further treated as it slowly percolates through the soil.
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Established in 1971, Westwood Sanitation began providing a necessary service to small, but growing communities in northeastern California. As these communities expanded, Westwood Sanitation expanded with them supplying essential needs of homeowners, contractors and event planners alike.
Today, Westwood Sanitation remains a family-owned business and operates its own private septage treatment plant that provides an
eco-friendly alternative for septic waste disposal with a green vision.