[unable to retrieve full-text content]Every home has its own septic system and it is the homeowner’s responsibility to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the system. The septic system consists of a drainfield, septic tank and distribution box. These are connected by pipes. All household wastewater goes into the septic tank where it gets partially treated and separated from the heavy solids. The partially treated wastewater flows into a distribution box. From there it drains into gravel trenches and then seeps slowly into the drainfield where it gets further purified.
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