Septic Tank Options and Alternatives - Your Guide to Conventional, Natural and Eco-friendly Methods and Technologies is a user-friendly guide through the maze of selecting an eco-friendly sewage treatment option for your home. With so many different treatment systems and technologies available it can be a challenge to make the choice that really reflects your values and priorities. This book lists conventional and alternative sewage treatment systems and outlines the pros and cons of each in a straightforward and non-technical way. This book covers the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Code of Practice approved systems, and also proposes alternatives where site and soil conditions are suboptimal.
This book is a must for anyone worried about how well their existing system may be working, or for those who know they need an upgrade but don't know where to start. It is an invaluable guide for architects and engineers who are guiding clients through the options available, and gives treatment options that may be less costly, less energy intensive and more eco-friendly than an inspector may propose.
Taking both EPA Code of Practice guidance and innovative sustainable solutions into account, Septic Tank Options and Alternatives offers a holistic overview of this oft-unmentioned subject.
Septic Tank Options and Alternatives looks at the following areas:
Initial check - assessing your current treatment situation
Making good - examining the potential for repairs and improvements
Taking stock - looking at your site characteristics, priorities and personal preferences
Options available - different treatment systems explained
Putting it into action - planning, implementation and maintenance
If you want to be proactive about getting your system working and make sure you have as eco-friendly and cost effective option as you can, then this is the book to read.