I was reviewing a claim that came in, and the term septic was used a lot in the inspection report.
Septic tanks are either anaerobic (septic) or aerobic.
The tank of an anaerobic (septic) system is where:
· the solids separate from liquids;
· the organic matter is digested;
· the solids are stored; and
· the relatively clear effluent comes from.
The term "septic" is a commonly used term to describe all types of septic systems and components, even though it should only be used when describing anaerobic systems. The term "septic" refers to the anaerobic bacterial environment that exists in the treatment tank, which decomposes the waste discharged into the tank. "ANAEROBIC" = "SEPTIC"
The tank of an aerobic tank is not as tranquil as a septic tank. Inside an aerobic tank, air may be forced into the effluent, or mechanical agitation devices, pumps or impellers constantly or at timed intervals mix the effluent. A properly working aerobic tank discharges effluent that is more thoroughly treated and is more clearer and has fewer odors.