Have you ever wondered where the waste goes when you flush the toilet, or how the dirty water is disposed after you wash your hands? Most people in New England don’t give it a second thought unless there is a problem flushing the toilet, and or the water fails to drain down the sink. This article will explain it for you. When you flush the toilet, and turn off the sink, the waste materials and water flow through a set of sewer pipes that are located inside the walls, floors, and ceilings of the property.

Of course the waste materials and the water doesn’t stay in those pipes, it travels through them until it reaches a pipe located outside of the property called a main sewer line. The main sewer line is buried underground. It may run to the street where it attaches into a larger sewer main that travels all the way to a sewage treatment facility. Property owners with this type of system are on what is called public sewage. On the other hand, if the main sewer line, that is buried underground at your property, distributes the raw sewage to a septic tank and leaching field that is located underground but on your property, you have what is called private sewage.

That means you are responsible for maintaining a septic tank and leach field if you have one. At this point you may be asking yourself how are you supposed to go about doing that? The answer is both simple and easy, which is a good thing for property owners. You hire an environmental services company that specializes in maintaining and cleaning septic tanks and leach fields. They will send over a specialized truck, called a vacuum truck that will handle the job in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. In fact, if you are on a private septic system, you will need to have the septic tank cleaned and maintained on a regular basis.

That includes emptying the tank and inspecting the tank and leach field to ensure that everything is working properly. Do you know what happens when property owners fail to have the septic tank and leach field cleaned on a regular basis? It can easily overflow. That means waste water and raw sewage will start flowing up from the ground until it reaches the surface of the ground. At that point it will start backing up into your grounds, and may very well end up flowing into the street.

From there, the wastewater and raw sewage can easily flood your property and your neighbors’ property. A flood that is caused by water is bad enough. You don’t even want to think about how nasty a sewage related flood can be.

Environmental related issues occur all of the time, and can strike at any time. That is exactly why you need to have a local and reliable environmental services company at the helm and ready to go whenever you actually need them. If you have any questions maintaining your septic tank and leach field, or would like to schedule service we are happy to help. Jolin Paving & Excavating, Inc. is your New England connection for a vast variety of environmentally related services. Our company has been serving Boston Massachusetts, Southern NH, VT & ME as well as Northern CT & RI since 1952. Please Contact us to learn more today.