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Underground system in which sewage is treated and dispersed.
septic tank leach field perforated pipe distribution box gravel tank building sewer

leach field click to hear

Land containing perforated pipes through which the water infiltrates the ground.

perforated pipe click to hear

Perforated pipe through which water drains in order to filter through the gravel and then into the soil.

distribution box click to hear

Device spreading water evenly through the network of drains.

gravel click to hear

Bed of small stones absorbing smaller particles found in water to prevent them from blocking the perforated pipes; it also keeps the perforated pipes in place.

tank click to hear

Wastewater settles and sewage decomposes naturally in the first compartment. Water then flows into the second compartment.

building sewer click to hear

Drainpipe carrying wastewater from the waste stack to the sewage system or septic tank.