How RotoTank™ septic tanks benefit rural South Africa.
As rural areas in South Africa need long term sewage and environmental solutions, we dig deeper into the supply of quality RotoTank™ septic tanks and how this benefits communities.
We investigate if septic tanks benefit rural areas or not and look at 4 key questions;
- How does a septic tank work?
- Uses of a septic tank
- How to install septic tanks
- A septic tank alternative for smaller areas
How does a RotoTank™ septic tank work?
A septic tank is a container that is usually installed underground. It collects and decomposes household solid sewage through bacterial activity – so that it drains and soaks away. RotoTank™ septic tanks can easily substitute for conventional household sewage systems and is ideal for communities on farms and in rural areas – that are not connected to public sewer systems.
Uses of a Rototank™ septic tank
The question ‘how does a septic tank work’ is typically followed by: ‘what are septic tanks used for?’ Apart from being an on-site domestic sewage facility, septic tanks can also be used for the following purposes:
- Appropriate storage of septic waste below the ground
- Containment of industrial & agricultural septic waste & sewage
How to install septic tanks
A quality septic tank such as the RotoTank™ conservancy/septic tanks can last an average household a lifetime, provided that it is maintained and installed correctly. Here are a few pointers for sound installation of septic tanks:
- Position the base on solid, level ground.
- Avoid jutting sharp pointed objects that can puncture the tank.
- Follow the installation instructions word for word.
- Avoid top and lateral load forces
- Reinforce with top cover beams wherever possible to prevent top loading and subsequent collapse.
It is furthermore critical to check the weight and quality of the RotoTank ™ septic tank, to make sure that you have the correct volume size RotoTank™ septic tank – for the right application, ie, fit for purpose. Also check beforehand that the excavated hole is the correct shape and size for the RotoTank™ septic tank that will snugly fit into it. If in doubt, feel free to click here to speak to a Roto Tank septic tank specialist.
A RotoTank™ septic tank alternative for smaller areas
Roto Tank™ also offers the choice of a French drain solution for smaller areas. Coupled with these easy-to-install-and-maintain French drain solutions, RotoTank™ septic tank systems can be created for optimal use in minimal space. Furthermore, the French drain can incorporate a Soak Away tank too.
Some of the French drain benefits are:
- Can be used in conjunction with a RotoTank™ septic tank.
- Maximises RotoTank™ septic tank storage capacity.
- Can be maintained and serviced via a built-in manhole.
- Easy to install, clean and maintain.
- Highly durable.
A good tip to activate the biological agents for bacterial decomposition in RotoTank™ septic tanks and French drain systems – is to use meat from the kitchen that has gone off and not fit for human consumption.
Do RotoTank™ septic tanks benefit rural areas or not?
In conclusion, RotoTank™ septic tanks are indeed a viable solution for rural areas that are not connected to municipal sewage systems. Provided that the RotoTank™ septic tank is sourced from a trusted supplier like RotoTank™, it is long-lasting and proven to save costs over the long run. Plus RotoTank™ septic tanks are eco-friendly.
The question should therefore rather be: why are all communities in rural areas not using RotoTank™ septic tanks?