- Water treatment method
The main difference between a septic and a sewer system is where the water exiting the home ends up.With a sewer system, wastewater from each home in the city flows into large, underground pipes and is then transferred to a treatment station.Septic systems handle all waste water on-site through a network of pipes, an underground tank and a drain field.
A septic system has two types of costs:
- Up-front installation
Another key difference between the two configurations is maintenance.Sewer systems are maintained by the city or municipality where the residence is located. Septic systems require homeowners to take an active role in maintenance.A yearly professional inspection and pumping when required ensures the system remains sanitary and functional for many years. Visit this website for more information about septic tank pumping in Santa Cruz area.