Clearwater Onion Shape Septic Tank 3800: 12 populationThese septic tanks are of standard glass fibre construction - similar to the Klargester equivalent septic tank.
Onion shape septic tanks are currently the most commonly used septic tanks in the UK, the most popular models being those manufactured by Klargester and Clearwater.
This type of tank has been improved over the years and now represents a cost effective yet high quality septic tank.
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About Septic Tanks
Septic tanks are like sewage treatment plants – just on a smaller scale.They are chambered,vary in size (typical capacities 2800-5000 litres) and are used for properties with no mains drainage connection.
Septic tanks have an inlet from the waste pipe of the property and an outlet into the drainage field or soak-away. The term “septic” refers to the process of anaerobic bacteria (does not need lots of oxygen) breaking down and mineralizing waste discharged into the tank.
When waste enters the first chamber, solids settle and a surface scum forms a 'crust'. Settled solids then get digested by the bacteria and the remaining liquid waste enters the second and third chambers where more settlement of the waste happens – are you keeping up? Finally, excess water flows out via the outlet to the drainage field for further treatment from the soil. Any remaining solid waste must be removed periodically by tanker.