The purpose of your septic system is to be a passageway for waste
to travel from your house to a disposal site. A healthy septic
system can take the water and waste from your residence and transfer
them to your septic tank and leach field on a daily basis. The
leach field or “drain field” is where the water part
of the household waste is directed. The drain field has “paths” made
of pvc pipe, chambers or gravel that are throughout your yard. A
functioning septic system will disperse waste water through your
drain field on a daily basis.
Sometimes, the drain field portion of your septic system stops functioning. The
drain field lines stop absorbing the waste water. When this
happens, waste water is unable to leach through the system causing
a back up into the home or “break-out” to the ground.
This situation does not adhere to Massachusetts EPA standards and
deems a septic system as failing according to the state Title V regulations.
In order to remedy the situation, there are two alternatives. One
solution is to restore the drain field to its original functioning
condition. This solution is only an option in certain circumstances
when after a careful examination of your septic systems’s condition,
our trained technician determines that our drain field restoration
treatment would be an effective choice. If the technician should
determine that your situation is beyond repair, then the alternative
would be a septic system replacement.