Septic Systems Portland OR

Local resource for septic systems in Portland, OR. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to septic tanks, underground wastewater treatment systems, drainfields, wastewater, and aerobic septic systems, as well as advice and content on septic system maintenance.

Rescue Rooter
(503) 912-7660
12430 Capps Rd
Clackamas, OR
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Commercial Plumbing, Emergency Plumbing Service, Plumbers, Remodel Plumbing, Residential Plumbing, Septic Systems, Sewers & Drains, Sump Pumps, Video Inspections, Water Heaters, Water Lines/Pipe Work

Forbes Plumbing
(503) 967-7362
29030 Southwest Town Ctr Loop
Wilsonville, OR
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Commercial Plumbing, Emergency Plumbing Service, Plumbers, Remodel Plumbing, Residential Plumbing, Septic Systems, Sewers & Drains, Sump Pumps, Video Inspections, Water Heaters, Water Lines/Pipe Work

Pacificcrestplumbign
(503) 252-8800
1810 Se 104Th Ave
Portland, OR

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Quick Plumbing
(503) 549-7542
900 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR
Services
Plumbing
Hours
24/7

Quick Plumbing
(503) 549-7542
900 SW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR
Services
We focus on residential plumbing and specialize in water heaters, drains, sewers and more.
Hours
24/7

Commercial Plumbing Services
(503) 924-7723
21185 Noth West Evergreen pkwy
Hillsboro, OR
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Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Commercial Plumbing, Emergency Plumbing Service, Plumbers, Remodel Plumbing, Residential Plumbing, Septic Systems, Sewers & Drains, Sump Pumps, Video Inspections, Water Heaters, Water Lines/Pipe Work

Pacific Crest Plumbing
(503) 252-8800
1810 Se 104Th
Portland, OR

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Pipe Systems Plumbing
(503) 895-8609
435 Sw 195Th Ave
Aloha, NY

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Portland Plumbing & Drain, LLC
(503) 334-3996
818 SW 3rd Ave, Suite 81
Portland, OR
 
Portland Plumber
(503) 928-8416
121 Southwest Salmon Street
Portland, OR
Services
24 hours Plumbing Services for Homes and Businesses
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Septic Systems | Systems for managing organic waste

Systems for managing organic waste

Septic systems are small-scale sewage treatment systems that double as a fertilization method for yards with the correct combination of plants. The waste byproducts are eventually trapped in the soil and eliminated through evaporation or transpiration. A pipe network can evenly distribute the fertilizing waste through your landscape. So what can you plant if you plan to use a septic system?

Most grass types respond well, and shallow-rooted flowers can also thrive in a drainage field. On the other hand, trees and shrubs can damage your septic system and lead to costly repairs. A rural septic system is common in farms, but it can work just as well as part of a rural residence, especially if you're committed to organic gardening .

Types of Septic Systems

A basic and conventional septic system uses gravity to move wastewater through the tank and then into the drainfield. Pressure distribution equipment is used in most newer systems, since they have pumps that ensure a more regulated distribution of the effluent throughout the drainfield.

Alternative systems have gained in popularity as consumers have become more environmentally conscious.

Aerobic septic systems use oxygen to break down waste more quickly than traditional septic tanks. However, because aerobic septic systems use electricity to operate, they cost more and need significantly more preventative maintenance than other wastewater systems.

A sand filter system uses a pocket of sand to treat the effluent between the pump and the drainage field when the soil is shallow. Another shallow-soil solution is the mound system, where a sand-filled mound treats the wastewater before it enters the drainfield.

Composting toilets are considered a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional septic systems. They use less water, have fewer odor problems and recycle the end product.

Installing Septic Systems

The most vital process in the installation of a ...

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