Septic Systems Urbandale IA

Local resource for septic systems in Urbandale, IA. 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.

H & H Plumbing Inc
(515) 724-7242
32411 170th St
Granger, IA
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Commercial Plumbing, Emergency Plumbing Service, Plumbers, Remodel Plumbing, Residential Plumbing, Septic Systems, Sump Pumps, Water Heaters, Water Lines/Pipe Work

A Plus Redden Custom Plumbing
(515) 202-3658
676 32nd St
Des Moines, IA

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Pary Plumbing
(515) 979-7271
708 NE 58th Ave
Des Moines, IA

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Contractor Plumbing Inc
(515) 266-4606
2135 NE Broadway Ave Ste C
Des Moines, IA

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Combs Plumbing, Inc.
(515) 331-0030
6080 NW Beaver Dr Ste 104
Johnston, IA

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Rhiner Bill Plumbing Heating & Cooling
(515) 987-5700
15201 Hickman Road
Clive, IA

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FLOOD SQUAD-Fire Damage Sewage Damage Removal Water Damage Restoration Service
(800) 749-7093
699 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA

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320 SE 6th St
Des Moines, IA

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Onsite Waste Water Technology
(515) 244-4646
751 NE Broadway Ave Ste A
Des Moines, IA

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(800) 781-4545
3615 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA

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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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