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Septic compared to cesspool?

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Hawaii Big Island Septic compared to Cesspool - What is the Difference?

Septic – An on-site disposal and treatment system in the ground with a septic tank and a soil absorption area. Organic solid material (scum) floats to the surface and is converted to a liquid by the bacteria. Inorganic material (sludge) and the byproducts of the bacterial digestions sink to the bottom of the tank. Only clear water is to overflow into the absorption area. You should avoid allowing the following to enter the septic system as it will harm the bacteria: acids, bleaches, caustic drain openers, cleaning compounds, detergents, disinfectants, polishes, toilet cleaners. Accumulated sludge and scum should be removed regularly.

Cesspool – Known as leaching pools, are encased within either cement block, brick, or concrete. Wastewater enters the cesspool and drains through the perforated walls into the surrounding soil, leaving the solids in the pool. Requires more maintenance than septic.

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