When it comes to septic tanks – most homeowners are usually forced to install them – largely because their home is in a place where their property is not linked up to the town sewer lines. But some homeowners have an option and many are choosing septic systems – and for some good reasons; reasons that we’re here to discuss today.
While both do their job of removing and filtering wastewater – home septic systems are usually considered less expensive and more environmentally friendly. Today we’ll look at why that is. Here are some of the advantages of having your own septic system and what it can mean for your property. Let’s jump right in!
Septic systems save money
Septic systems only cost homeowners installation costs and then the minimal maintenance costs they can expect to pay over the life of the system. Long story, short – if you’re smart about how you use your water and keep up on regular, ongoing maintenance, then you’ll spend significantly less over time than you would if you belonged to the community’s sewer system.
Folks who are connected to the sewage system pay things like monthly fees depending on where you live and for the equipment used by the local treatment facility. Taxes and other fees get rolled in (in some communities) where localized system upgrades and repairs are made. Simply put, septic systems can save you a lot of money.
The cleaner, greener option
Today, people are more conscious than ever before about how their actions and decisions impact the environment. Septic systems on the whole – are the more environmentally sound decision to make. Most large public treatment plants use chemicals like chlorine to disinfect water before it goes back into nearby rivers. They also use a lot of energy – more than 30 terawatt hours per day – to keep their plants running. That’s about $2 billion a year in annual electrical costs.
On-site septic systems – in contrast – only use natural bacteria to break down waste, while also using a fraction of the electricity. Additionally, septic tanks are far less susceptible to overflows, power outages, breakdowns and the like – meaning the cost to maintain them is substantially less than a public treatment plant.
One of the most important aspects of septic system ownership for homeowners is that they get to control everything about their septic system. From what goes into it, how much water is used and how it’s maintained – you make the decisions you see fit – all the while saving more money and going a little bit of good for the environment.
If you’re looking to get your septic tank upgraded or would like a free consultation on how our lift stations can help you – give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help. Until then – good luck!