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Septic Tank Installation

When choosing a supplier who offers “Do it yourself” plastic septic tanks for sale, careful attention should be paid to the manufacturers installation instructions. To ensure the successful installation and the ideal anaerobic environment inside of the tank is initiated, DIY septic systems should be delivered with clear and detailed instructions and septic tank safety guidelines.

A septic tank is commonly used as a small-scale, on-site sewage treatment system where anaerobic bacteria forms inside of the tank and is responsible for the decomposition or mineralisation of the waste stored septic tank.

Once erected underground the DIY septic tank is not portable and oils, chemicals and other unnatural waste should not be disposed inside of the tank. These substances are likely to disturb the bacterial breakdown of materials inside of the septic sewerage system, cause blockages and contaminate underground water supplies.

A septic tank is typically installed;

  •  In rural areas where waste water treatment systems are not possible.
  • Urban areas or large scale building sites where waste disposal is not yet connected to the municipal sewage system.

Installed with the intent to minimise the effect of water contamination, septic system installations create a self-sustaining anaerobic bacterial environment used to decompose sewerage and domestic, industrial or agricultural waste.

For the successful installation of a plastic septic tank, DIY septic system installations should be guided by the following installation tips from RotoTank;

  •  Before ordering your septic tank unit be clear on the weigh and quality requirements of your septic system to make sure that DIY installation is best suited to your waste storage requirements.
  •  Be certain that the septic system is installed on a solid, level surface.
  • Reinforce top soil with load bearing beams to alleviate top and lateral weight stress on the plastic septic tank system.
  • The excavated hole where the “Do it yourself” septic tank will be sunken must be cleared of tree roots, boulders and any other protruding objects that may puncture the tank.
  • Care must be taken when preparing the hole, paying specific attention to the correct size, dimensions and shape required for the plastic tank.
  • When installing a septic tank system yourself, follow manufacturer guidelines and stick to each step advised in the installation process.
  • RotoTank™ is able to offer the optional addition of a French drain to be used in conjunction with a DIY septic/conservancy underground tank.
  • Make use of a biological activator or discarded meat from a local source such as a butchery or your kitchen to activate the anaerobic bacterial environment inside of your DIY septic tank system.

RotoTank offers a range of septic or conservancy tanks, with a standard or heavy duty fitting (produced with 450mm or 180mm lids) for the containment of septic waste and sewage, safely underground. Used for domestic, industrial or agriculture septic waste, septic tank offer durable septic systems with an 8 year UV protection and 5 year structural warranty.

Download “Do it yourself” installation instructions from Rototank.co.za for the safe and sanitary use of RotoTank’s Septic or Conservancy Tanks.

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