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Septic Systems

Learn About Septic Systems

Septic systems are used to treat and dispose of small volumes of wastewater, usually from houses and businesses that are located close together.

Septic systems are also called:

  • decentralized wastewater treatment systems,
  • onsite wastewater treatment systems,
  • cluster systems, package plants,
  • on-lot systems,
  • individual sewage disposal systems, and
  • private sewage systems.

For simplicity, these terms are used interchangeably throughout this Septic Systems web site.

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