Septic Systems and Drought Conditions

Did you know that a septic system can be a help to your property–as well as to our environment–in drought conditions? A properly maintained septic system will be a properly functioning one. This means that wastewater that runs through the septic system’s natural biological processes is cleaned, restored, and returned to the environment.

From pushing fresh water into your system’s drain field on your own property to returning water back into our ecosystem, into streams and lakes, and back into its restorative presence throughout our environment, septic systems contribute to healthy, natural, and essential processes on our planet. 

When Wastewater Exits Your Home

When wastewater exits your home, it enters your septic system under the ground. The wastewater rests in the septic tank long enough to have solids drop to the bottom and oils and greases to rise to the top. The remaining water (called effluent) then exits the septic tank and enters your drainfield. This drainage into the ground actually acts as an additional level of filtration for the water, as the water passes through the filtering elements of the soil. It removes bacteria and naturally restores water. 

So in cases of drought or limited natural sources of water in the ecosystem, a septic system repurposes and restores water into the environment. 

Making Your System Work for Our Environment

An improperly maintained system is not going to provide this ecologically-contributive support to the environment. Septic Check helps septic owners across the state of Minnesota to properly maintain the septic system of their home, cabin, resort, or business. To ensure proper functionality and performance of your septic system, make sure you’re maintaining your system.