Septic Tanks


USA: Septic Tanks: Septic Tank Manufacturers





Septic tanks are small local sewage treatment systems, which are not connected to main sewage networks. The term septic refers to the anaerobic bacterial conditions which develop in a septic tank. These decompose or mineralize the waste in the tank.


Septic tanks are normally buried underground, and have capacity between 300 and 1,500 gallons. In addition to the basic septic tank, systems include pumps, alarms, sand filters, and means of disposing of clarified liquid effluent, such as a drain field, pond, or peat moss bed. Regular preventive maintenance is need to remove the irreducible solids which settle to the bottom of the tank and gradually fill it, reducing its efficiency.


In North America, about 25% of the population rely on septic tanks for the disposal of their sewage. 




The following leading septic tank manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects of septic tanks, including online catalogs, colors and materials for septic tanks, and care and maintenance of septic tanks.


Natural Home Building Source: Septic Tanks. Natural Home Building Source, based in Silverthorne, Colorado, is a leading online retailer of environmentally friendly building products including septic tanks. The website offers advice on septic tanks, and supplies all the equipment necessary for septic tank, sewage filter, filtering basin, leach pit, and infiltrator chamber. The website contains guidance on the size of septic tank needed for various sizes of house; thse range between 300 gallons and 1,500 gallons. Other sections of the website cover: Passive Solar, Greywater Recycling, and Waterless Composting.


The Tank Depot: Septic Tanks. The Tank Depot, based in Pompano Beach, Florida, is a leading online supplier of plastic tanks including septic tanks. It also operates stores in Florida and Texas. The Tank Depot website is organized into the following sections: Water Tanks, Septic Tanks, Marine Tanks, Recreational Vehicle Tanks, Transport Tanks, Storage Tanks, Bio-diesel Tanks, Pressure Wash Tanks, and Fuel Tanks. Water Tanks include: Collapsible Pillow Tanks, Underground Water Tanks, Rain Water Collection Barrels, and Pressure Wash Tanks. Manufacturers include Norwesco, Ace, and Ronco.


American Tank Company: Septic Tanks. American Tank Company, which was founded in 1975 and is based in Windsor, California, is a leading manufacturer of plastic tanks including septic tanks. It offers a wide range of single compartment and two-compartment septic tanks from 300 gallon to 1,000 gallon capacity. Its website also covers: Water Tanks, Agricultural & Industrial Tanks, Portable Water Tanks, Rectangular Tanks, Underground Storage Tanks, and Municipal Tanks. Its resources section includes articles on Float Switches, Tank Capacity Calculators, and Water Pressure Boosters.



Publisher: Abacus Construction Index is a professionally edited directory of recommended construction websites, published by Extonet Ltd. It is financed only by Google advertising; no payment is received from included websites.


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