Drip Septic System: Pros and Cons

A septic tank.

A drip septic system releases small amounts of waste water at a time. This helps to maximize the treatment of the waste water before it is released back into the soil. In homes where that are close to wet areas, or are not connected to a city sewage system, this is a great alternative to a regular septic system and leach field. Below are the pros and cons to having such a system.

Fully Controllable

To give owners better control over the amount of waste that is going into the soil, the drip septic system has a fully controllable panel that monitors daily flow, temperature, any change in pressure, and how the system is performing. If there are any problems within the system, at any of the three stations, then an alarm will sound.

Great for the Environment

The reason for the use of a drip septic system is so that the waste water is not released into the soil without being treated. The dispersal system treats the water as it is slowly released.

Large Price Tag

A major disadvantage to a homeowner on a strict budget is the large price tag associated with the drip septic system. Because it is three different systems, there is more to the initial installation. There are also supplies that need to be purchased for treating the water.

Maintenance Heavy

With a normal septic system you only need to have it pumped out when it is full. The drip septic system needs to be monitored, cleaned, and filters changed on a regular basis for efficient operation.