RotoTank™ offer an excellent solution to increase the efficiency of your Septic Tank.
Why is a French Drain Soakaway tank used?
A soak away tank, also known as an infiltration tank, is an underground tank used to manage rainwater and wastewater runoff from buildings and septic tanks. The primary function of a soak away tank is to allow rainwater or wastewater to percolate slowly through the surrounding soil, where natural biological and chemical processes help to break down and remove pollutants before the water reaches the groundwater table.
RotoTank™ Soak away tanks are commonly used in areas where there is no access to a public sewer system, or where the available sewage infrastructure is not able to cope with the volume of wastewater generated by the local population. They are also used to manage stormwater runoff, from roofs and walkways and heavy water flow on driveways.
The size of your soak away tank depends on factors such as the soil type, the size of the catchment area, and the expected volume of water to be managed. The tank is usually used to bypass the septic tank, for bath and shower water as well as washing machines and dishwashers.
Water flows into the main body of the tank, where it builds up to the height of the perforated pipes, at this stage it starts to slowly seep down the pipes and release into your surrounding soils.
Overall, the function of a RotoTank™ Soak away tank is to provide a sustainable and cost-effective solution for managing wastewater and stormwater runoff, while minimizing the risk of environmental contamination and protecting public health.
Installing an efficient French drain/soak away system is imperative as it can prevent septic tank failures.