On-site waste treatment, or septic system, is the management of household-produced wastewater that is flushed or rinsed down the drain. The wastewater produced in many homes is not pumped or gravity transported to a wastewater treatment plant, but rather enters a septic tank on the same property as the home. This site will provide information about on-site waste treatment and how to take care of the on-site waste treatment (or septic) system. The following image was copied from the Utah State University Extension webpage on Water Quality and shows the major parts of the septic system.
- GA DPH Onsite Homeowners Guide provides information on septic tanks, operations and maintenance, and different types of systems.
- Use of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems in Georgia from GA DPH provides an overview of septic tank uses and best practices.
- Additives and On-site Sewage Management System from GA DPH provides frequently asked questions and answers about additives.
- Borehole Calculator for Onsite Systems
- Coming soon!