Advantages of Septic Systems over Public Sewer Systems

Most rural dwellers will be familiar with onsite septic tanks in one form or another. Urban properties can also benefit from septic systems, especially where municipal services are very costly or failing. We recommend polyethylene septic tanks manufactured by JoJo Tanks in South Africa.
Septic tanks vs public sewer
Many people don’t understand that private septic tank systems offer many advantages over public sewer systems. Septic systems provide simple, effective onsite waste-water treatment, as compared to sending waste to a public waste-water treatment plan. Therefore, septic tank systems allow home-owners to avoid the high cost of sewer lines and allow groundwater to be recharged onsite, making more clean water available for use. Septic systems treat the effluent naturally and allow water to seep into the ground, which keeps moisture on site to help plants grow and replenish the water supply.

Septic systems offer environmental advantages over sewer systems, as using a septic system lessens the risk of raw sewage discharges from treatment plants. Ageing sewer lines can leak untreated effluent into the soil and therefore contaminate local groundwater.

If properly installed and maintained, septic tanks systems offer many environmental benefits to public sewer lines and systems.

Source: SES

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JoJo’s superior polyethylene plastic water tanks and steel water tank stands make JoJo Tanks the leaders in plastic water tank technology and the quality, affordability and 5-year guarantee on these water tanks make JoJo products one of the best choices in South Africa.  *All JoJo Tanks polyethylene tanks and products now carry a 8 year warranty (on tanks purchased on or after 1 July 2013)*  JoJo’s water tanks and chemical tanks come standard with a number of features that are often lacking on cheaper/inferior plastic tanks made by other companies in South Africa.

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